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Armstrong state College 






1935 - 1995 

Diamond ^Anniversary 

Armstrong State College 
Savannah, Georgia 

In Memory of Dr. William W. Stokes, Mr. Gary F odor And Dr. Robert Ashmore 



Campus Life 




The Students 

The Staff and Faculty 





The Pirate mascot came this cl se 1 valking the plank. 

His lift as sp . .at the last minute, though radent body that 

finally got fired up about something. If the final decision had been made in 

k N Qgray. The fact that Annstron : r - . ged wouldn't 

have been all that unusual. Throughout Armstrong- - rs. the school 
las sc en many changes And a few of those changes ha\e involved the 

When I began thinking of a theme for this - annual, the uproar 

over the proposed r sc . lange c sed me to consider how Armstj 
has grown and evolved through the - - From its beginning 
college in an odd assortment of buildings downtown with a student bod> 
that would fit in one of our current classsi ms;i scl \\h 

g actuate programs, a 550-acre campus, and c sc 5,5 students; \rm- 
strong has seen many transitions. 

Like M.C. Escher's Metamorphosis, the school has been many 
things to many people: all of which are valid, important, and nght. I 
thing has never changed. : - a \rmstrong has . 

tinue to provide a valuable education to tens of thousands of people. 

Although too many people tend to iposec ge tic >: change 
for no apparent reas change in itself can be good — if for no other . s 
than it provides new experiences. Attending college s or transition in 

most people's h\ es Adding new programs and changing campusc s 
major transitions in a college's 1::". or the lasts ears 

moved with the times g g mended new challe - . d for those 

that graduated degrees ... i g s To the country, state, and 
city. Armstrong pro\ ided well-educated people to carry competently forth 
into varied fields, assuring the best future for all. Arms: 
but we still str. . excellenc e 

Armstrong state College 


60 years 



From a meager beginning as a small junior college in 
downtown Savannah, to the present sophisticated state- 
run college of today, Armstrong maintains an excellent 
reputation for higher education. The struggle to get off 
the ground was a difficult one — occuring in the midst of 
the Great Depression and the beginning ofWorld War II. 

From the Samsons to the Geechees to the current 
Pirates; from the Big Band sound to Rock and Roll to 
Heavy Metal, the Armstrong legacy continues. 

While Savannah prepares for yet another St. Patrick's 
Day, the United States for presidential elections and the 
world for the 1996 Olympics, Armstrong prepares for 
the semester system and tougher entrance requirements. 

And the band plays on... 


Mayor Gamble's Address 
We have all been looking forward to 
this occasion with an unusual degree 
of interest. For the first time in the 
more than two centuries of 
Savannah's history an institution of 
learning beyond the high school 
grades is being launched. It starts 
under exceptionally bright auspices, 
and on what we all believe will be a 
continuous and constantly expand- 
ing life. Its plans have been pre- 
pared with the utmost care, and 
approved by experienced educators. 
Its courses of study reflect the more 
advanced educational trends of 

Its faculty has been selected with an 
eye to their ability to personally 
establish virile and dynamic con- 
tacts with its student body, with an 
assurance that it is their desire and 
capacity to enthuse the young men 
and young women who are now 
enrolled, or who will enroll as 
students hereafter, with a true and 
clear conception of life's real 
meanings, of life's genuine and 
satisfying services. 
This Armstrong Junior College 
confronts this and succeeding 
generations of our youth unshackled 
by moss-grown traditions. 
While it will unquestionably and 

wisely adhere to all that has been 
proved sound and wholesome in 
education, it has no demoralizing 
handicaps of prejudice, no high 
hurdles of obsolete theories to 

When it finds new avenues of 
knowledge opening, new fields of 
thought developing, new paths of 
opportunity revealed by time's 
changing currents, no hands can 
stretch forth from forgotten graves to 
negative its progress. 
We know that this junior college, 
while holding fast with chains of 
steel to that which long experience 
has tested and proved, will meet the 
needs of our day within the scope of 
its work, and that it will radiate the 
sunshine of new hope and new 
aspirations, and encourage dreams 
worthy of realization. 
With all its faults. Savannah has 
never yet fallen prostrate before 
Mammon, and its schools, public 
and private, have never failed to 
stress that the material thins of life 
vanish, and only the spiritual or 
invisible abide. That will be the 
governing impulse of this college we 
dedicate today as the forerunner of a 
greater institution we in absolute 
confidence expect to rise on this 
foundation before this decade is 

Some of my friends have kindly 
called me the "father of the college' 
because I was in part instrumental in 
its conception and organization. 
Then I may welcome its students as 
Savannah's children, and address 
further remarks to them. They 
cannot feel any keener joy in the 
opening of this college than I and 
others do. In vain I have sought 
admission and urged the creation of 
a class of men from 50 to 75 hears 
old so that we might be renewed and 
revitalized through a fresh outlook 
on life in company with the bright, 
ambitious and happy youths who 
face me this morning. 
This junior college will seek to build 
your lives on safer and more satisfy- 

ing foundations. It will lead you. if 
you are willing to be led. as I think 
you will be, to see clearly, to fell 
sympathetically, to be able to judge 
the true from the false, the shoddy 
from he genuine, to realize that the 
joy of living lies in something 
beyond accumulation ol posses- 
sions, and that happiness, the pursuit 
of which our forefather described as 
a natural liberty, is to be measured 
in terms of faithful and unselfish 
service to others, as well as in 
gratification of our personal desires. 
The attitude of this junior college is 
that you are now men and women, 
thinking like men and women, and 
to be considered and taught as men 
and women. Your public school 
days are over, and you are now in 
college, just as much as though you 
had traveled hundreds of miles from 
home for that purpose. In 1937 you 
will go forth from this junior 
college, either to begin life's busi- 
ness or domestic activities, or to 
progress further in your studies, 
benefited in every way by the two 
years' work you have done under 
conscientious and trained guidance. 
You have the rare distinction of 
becoming the first class of the 
Armstrong Junior College. You are 
to help mould it for those who come 
after you. You are to be prime 
factors in creating its governing 
impulses and in establishing its 

I welcome you. young men and 
young women, to this exceptional 
and marvelous opportunity. It may 
well thrill you. as it thrills us older 
ones who will watch your onward 

To All Those Celebrating the Sixtieth Anniversary of Armstrong State College: 

Excellence in education is the key to our future. For sixty years, the faculty 
and staff of Armstrong have been offering an ideal learning opportunity for their 
students and preparing them for the responsibilities that lie ahead. Our nation relies 
on schools such as yours to supply the knowledge and skills necessary to compete in 
the twenty-first century. I am confident that Armstrong State College will continue 
to endow future generations with expertise and guidance. 

Best wishes for every future success. 

/ V^* CCl^oC3u^_ 


Gov. Talmage Message 
Svannah Morning News 
Tues., Sept. 17, 1935 
Governer Talmadge Sends Good Wishes 
Upon the eve of the offical opening of the new Armstrong 
Junior College, Gov. Eugene Talmadge, who signed the charter 
for Savannah's newest educational institution, has sent the 
following message of congratulations for the success of the 

"Congratulations and all good wishes to Armstrong Junior 
College on this most auspicious opening. I am sure Savannah 
will find the splendid new college a wonderful asset. I trust the 
years will increase the usefulness and service of the college. 
Eugene Talmadge 


It is a pleasure to offer my personal congratulations as you celebrate 
the 60th anniversary of Armstrong State College. 

Founded in 1935 as a junior college and now a four-year college. 
Armstrong State College continues to provide distinctive programs which 
integrate arts and sciences, education, and health professions. Armstrong State 
can take pride in its achievements and record of service to its students and the 

Educational excellence must become a priority nationwide. The future 
of our country depends on it. I commend Armstrong State College for its 
commitment to meeting the educational needs of our citizens and extend best 
wishes as you observe this milestone occasion. 

With kindest regards, I remain 

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Escorted by Lauretta Hannon, Public Relations and Sgt. Dennis Rauch, Public 
Safety, Senator Sam Nunn is off to speak at Graduation 1994. 

Dear Friends: 

Sam Nunn 

United States Senator 
Washington, D.C. 20510-1001 

Congratulations to the students, faculty, and administration of 
Armstrong State College on this, your 60th Anniversary. 

Throughout its history, Armstrong State College has challenged 
itself, its students, and its community ti excel. In the process, Arm- 
strong State has grown from a junior college to a highly-respected four- 
year institution. More importantly, its graduates have shown that 
Armstrong State teaches how to join knowledge to leadership, and the 
result had been an object of great pride to the Savannah area and our 
entire state. 

On behalf of Georgians everywhere, I salute your past accom- 
plishments, and I look forward to watching you attain your new goals 
for the future. Best wishes for a successful 60th anniversary year. 


Sam Nunn 


Dear Armstrong Students and Faculty: 

It was recently brought to my attention that Armstrong State 
College will be celebrating its 60th Anniversary this year. I am pleased 
to add my name to those congratulating you for achieving this mile- 

The impact of Armstrong State College has grown dramatically 
since its doors opened in 1935. Armstrong's growth over the years has 
greatly advanced the area of education in the Coastal Empire. For your 
efforts, you are to be commended. 

As you celebrate this most significant occasion, it is my hope 
that the citizens of Coastal Georgia will take time out to recognize the 
contributions you have made to the community. 

Best wishes on your anniversary celebration and any future 


Paul D. Coverdell 
United States Senator 

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Dear Armstrong Students: 

Congratulations on your 60th year as an institution of higher learning! 

This historic milestone has been made possible by the dedication and hard work 
of students, staff, faculty, alumni, and Armstrong's many friends and supporters over the 

Sixty years ago Armstrong was founded by Mayor Thomas Gamble, State 
Senator David Atkinson and Savannah High School teacher Lowry Axley, the country 
was in the midst of the Great Depression. To undertake such a venture in 1935 was 
indeed "a gamble!" 

However, Armstrong State College came from being a junior college to a unit of 
the University System of Georgia in 1959, and then to a full four-year college only five 
short years later. The college now occupies a 250-acre campus and has well over 5,000 
students, not only from Savannah, but from the United States and around the world. 

The forefathers of Armstrong State College laid a foundation of providing an 
education to everyone. This heritage has been followed and has helped to mold the 
school into a pillar of the community and highly rated facility of higher learning. 

Though the road is often hard, and the journey long, I am confident that Arm- 
strong is more than able to make the next sixty years shine just as brightly. 

Sincerely, / 


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On behalf of City Council and the citizens of Savannah. I am delighted to extend 
our sincerest congratulations to Armstrong State College for celebrating its 60th 
Anniversary. Founded in 1935 and established by the Mayor and Aldermen of 
the City of Savannah. Armstrong State College has been a most vital part in our 

Throughout the years. Armstrong State College has been offering seventy-five 
academic programs and majors in the School of Arts and Sciences, the School of 
Health Professions, and the School of Education. Armstrong State College's 
excellent reputation and outstanding variety of educational courses ensure a 
qualified workforce. With over 5.600 students and a $25 million budget. Arm- 
strong State College has a local economic impact of more than $75 million. 

We are proud of Armstrong State College for its excellent contributions and for 
making Savannah a great place to live and work in. We wish Armstrong State 
College continued success for all its future endeavors. 



Dear Armstrong Students: 

What a fantastic journey it has been. As we mark our 60th year, Armstrong is 
experiencing renewed energy and enthusiasm. In fact, I have never been more 
optimistic about the future of this institution. 

While we celebrate our diamond anniversary, it is important to remember that 
our current success is a result of the academic traditions established in 
Armstrong's early years. The college has always fostered an exceptional 
community of learning — a place where students are known by more than just 
a number. Regardless of how much we grow, we will keep this heritage alive. 

From new graduate programs to the construction of buildings on campus, the 
face of Armstrong is changing. On second thought, perhaps the most fantastic 
journey is yet ahead. 


f ¥e &a.&A»dt~ 

Robert A. Burnett 

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GEORGIA'S NEW $800,000 



Occupying the finest and most costly junior col- 
lege building in the United States, the Armstrong 
Junior College in Savannah recently opened with 
an attendance of 175 students. The college is 
located in the magnificent white marble build- 
ing that was formerly the home of the late 
George Armstrong. It was given to the city of 
Savannah, for the junior college, by his widow, 
Mrs. Lucy M.C. Moltz. The buildings and gar- 
dens cast $800,000. The college is co-ordinated 
with the University of Georgia, its graduates 
entering the junior class of the university. 

"The interest of the people in higher education, as evidenced by the creation of this 

institution, is proof that Savannah is a fine place in which to live." asserted Phillip 

Weltner, former chancellor of the University System of Georgia at the opening 

exercises of the Armstrong Junior College today. 

Savannah Evening Press, Sept. 17, 1935 



Campus Life 

When most of us think of campus life, we think of students 
gathered out doors, talking, laughing, reading books, studying 
for tests, tossing a frisbee, knocking a hakky sack around or 
simply taking a well deserved break from classes. Almost imme- 
diately we are reminded of the typical yearbook photo of a 
group of students seated in a circle, joined by a common bond 
that no one is exactly sure how to describe. You just have to 
be there to understand. The college experience is not the same 
for everyone but there are some commonalities that most of us 
share, be it the agonizing fear that we just don't have what it 
takes to be here or the overwhelming joy at meeting new friends 
and creating new experiences that make us feel as if we belong 
and have value. 

When ASC first began as a Junior College in 193 5, things 
were much different than they are today. The campus was located 
in the historic district of downtown Savannah. The school was 
segregated and offered few of the courses that exist today. In 
1963, ASC admitted the first black student. In 1964, the 2 year 
college was granted the status of a four year school. In 1965 
the campus moved to its current location and things began to 

The campus grew each year as more and more students began 
to realize the benefits that a local school like Armstrong had 
to offer. Some people came ASC to increase their knowledge, 
some came to gain training for a job, some just came to have a 
place to hang out while they tried to avoid growing up and 
facing the world's harsh realities, but whatever the reason, 
people came. The once tiny segregated school now hosted over 
5,000 students with racial backgrounds as diverse as the pro- 
fessors who taught them. 

Yet, with all the changes, many things have stayed the 
same, including the familiar circles of friends who dot the 
campus grounds and wander chattering throughout the halls as 
if the friends they had just seen yesterday had been separated 
from them for years. It's nice to know that some things stay 
the same and that campus life can be more than just studying, 
complaining about classes and doing only what one feels neces- 
sary to survive. Those who were actively invoved in campus life 
will benefit the most from their college experience and never 
forget the circle of friends that changed their lives forever. 


LEAD Retreat 

L.E.A.D: the acronym stands for Leadership, Edu- 
cation and Development for Georgia Student Lead- 
ers, but most of the participants would describe LEAD 
as a Laugh-filled, Entertaining, and an Advantageous 
Discovery. The LEAD retreat begins with introduc- 
tions of a most peculiar nature, aka: Ice Breakers, de- 
signed as a means to embarrass everyone so thoroughly 
that no one feels any better than anyone else. Having 
established the equality of insanity, the real adventure 

begins: the infamous, um rather the well respected 

and ingeniously designed Rope Course. The course is 
designed to challenge the leadership skills of students 
as well as to teach them that being a leader sometimes 
means learning to be a good follower and mediator as 

Students are broken up into groups and sepa- 
rated from friends. In a matter of moments, a group of 
strangers find themselves working as a team to climb 
over and under, trough and around, a barrage of rope 
bridges, planks and platforms that challenge both men- 
tal and physical skills combined. 

Anybody knows that being a Leader requires a 
well balanced personality, but having to swap 
places on a 2 x 6 with a person you've just met 2 
minutes ago can unbalance the best of rulers. 

Discovering who was leader was often no simple mat 
ter. Some students were despots, taking command by fore 
and showing no mercy to stragglers. Some students forme 
democracies, support systems and debate groups. Som 
students just forged on through taking whatever life had 
to offer, while others struggled for power. It was a unique 
experiment in human behavior. 

As students emerged from the woods; some bitter, some 
triumphant and others just plumb wore out, they were sent 
on a new adventure to the ASC cafeteria for cold Chili ■ 
mac and the artic cold of an air conditioner set for 

The event culminated with a night of Karaoke and some 
insightful lectures, including one on dating where students 
learned that men prefer to think out problems alone 
whereas women prefer the group conference method. Other 
lectures covered means of getting students more involved 
in campus life and how to have a positive outlook on life; 
when everything is looking bleak. 

Most students were as much glad they came as they were 
sorry it all ended too soon, but there will always be the 
memories and that strange wondering as to what it is that 
makes us all so different, yet the same. 


Dope on a rope? Nope, just a LEAD 
participant hanging onto his dignity at the 
nitro crossing. 

"I want to be a 
part of it, New 
York, New 
York!" It's 
Karaoke time! 

Being put through the ropes at Charlotte's 
Webb: "So this is how a fly feels." 


Red Ribbon Week 

Tradition Continues 

by Michael Walker 


SGA President, Kelly Swain, sounded re- 
bved when we talked about the previous week's 
ed Ribbon celebration. "After all the work that 
ent into making Red Ribbon Week happen, it's 
ivy rewarding to see it come off so successfully 
d with such a positive response." 

The several activities scheduled for the week 
^eluded: Drunk Driving Victim Recognition, 
hatham County Sheriff's Department K-9 Team 
smonstration, mocktail party with music by 
ettie, cookout for dorm residents, and comedy 
inner theatre. 

In addition to the scheduled events, organiz- 
s provided red ribbons,, information regarding 
cohol and drug abuse, and an vehicle destroyed 
1 an accident involving a drunk driver. 

One of the more popular activities was the 
emonstration sponsored by the Chatham County 
heriff's department. Three officers and three 
ighly skilled members of the K-9 unit displayed 

itudents look on as DARE officer demonstrates 
low drug dogs sniff out narcotics of even the 
mallest amounts. 

Weapons confiscated from local area schools and playgrounds. 
This "ain't no" game of cowboys and Indians these kids are 

their adeptness in searching for and locating all sorts 
of illegal contraband. 

The K-9's were most impressive, spotting a tiny 
bag of marijuana under a bush in a large field within 
seconds. Cpl. Derryberry informed the onlookers that 
one of them could hide something the size of a quar- 
ter anywhere on ASC's campus, and it would be found 
in under five hours. 

On Thursday of Red Ribbon Week, a mocktail 
party with music by Settie was hosted in the cafeteria 
during the noon hour. The message of the hour: there 
are alternatives to alcohol when you are trying to have 
a good time. 

One Armstrong student. Melissa Meyers, stated. 
"This is an excellent idea. Activities like this are im- 
portant from time to time." 

The conclusion of Red Ribbon Week came on Sat- 
urday night as more than 160 students, faculty and 
guests partook of eats by Mrs. Wilkes and entertain- 
ment courtesy of Neil Simon, the Alpha Omega Play- 
ers, and VAPAC. 


Organizational Day 

Al Harris, Stu- 
dent Activities 
Director, Rolls 
for the spare in 
human bowling. 

Baha'i Faith talks to students 
about their organization during 
Armstrong's Organizational 

Kelly Swain, SGA President, 
shows the determination and win- 
ning spirit that get her what she 


Chef Palefsky and 
assistant provide 
food for thought at 
the first annual Twitmyer 
cookout on the steps of 
Vietor Hall. 


Nursing major, singer, 
and warm-hearted volun- 
teer, Valerie Exley, 
strikes a pose for the five 
judges who gave her the 
title of 1995 Swimsuit 

Former Miss ASC Robin Mitchell and William 
Cleckler perform "The Circle of Life" for the 
opening number. William is a junior at Calvary 
Baptist who donated his time and talent to our 
production. He played the part of "Simba" on 
stage at the world premier of "The Lion King" at 
Walt Disney World. "Ta Pethia", from St. Paul's 
Greek Orthodox Church, provided smiling faces 
and entertaining Greek folk dances for the audi- 

Jill does the Wave 

Though it didn't show on the 
night of the pageant, frustration 
is sometimes a part of dress re- 
hearsal. Nitza Vaughn practices 
"The Old Rugged Cross" in 
hopes of easing some of her ner- 

Her performance in the 
dressing room was just 
as fabulous as it was on 
stage. Latisa Kennedy 
concentrates on every 
note in "Scherzino" as 
she practices diligently. 


rmstrong's own 
ugar Plum Fairy, Erin 
lauman, gave her Nut- 
racker ballet perfor- 
lance a graceful end- 
ig with a smile of 

Before the contestants en- 
tered the swimsuit competi- 
tion, a little entertainment 
was in order. Nat Roper, a 
senior majoring in music 
here at ASC, performs "All I 
Ask of You" with Robin 

Serving as Masters of Ceremonies for this 
years pageant were Bill Kelso and Vicki 
Bradley. These two ASC graduates pro- 
vided background information on the con- 
testants, introductions to all performances, 
as well as unique senses of humor. 

Long hours of assembling 
stage props, advising contes- 
tants, and gathering support fi- 
nally paid off for Kathryn 
Haines on January twentieth. 
Her many tasks as pageant di- 
rector were put together to pro- 
duce two and a half hours of 
enjoyable entertainment and 
friendly competition between 
nine of the most enthusiastic 
young women here at Arm- 

Yes. that's a piano 

And the Winners are? 

)n the night of dress rehearsal, 
tie young ladies got a chance 
d meet the boys and girls of 
Ta Pethia." Vanessa 
lattaway uses the moment to 
lirt with one of the junior 
jreek dancers. 

Miss Armstrong State College 


Kim Crowned 

Kim and the Prez 





Pig Fat 


Bandemonium '95 Rocks! 

contributed by: Joe McKenzie 

The house, indeed, came 
crumbling down Saturday, January 
28, as Bandemonium '95 rocked its 
way to a maddening climax. Eight 
local bands came together in this 
momentous clash of the rockers to 
find out which truly is the best band 
in the low country. Competing 
were: The Stand, Gone Dogs, Pig 
Fat, Bend Sinister, Reckless Aban- 
don, Common Heart, Hope to Die, 
and Zellus. 

As the bands began per- 
forming, the audience steadily 
grew, finally filling the Fine Arts 
Auditorium. First up was Reckless 
Abandon, from Guyton, who have 
only been together for four months. 
Bandemonium was their first con- 
test, but the confident group hinted 
that they were anticipating a vic- 
tory. Although they did not claim 
the title, Reckless Abandon did fin- 


ish among the top four. 

Next up was The Stand, a 
band with members from as far away 
as Alaska, California, and Virginia. 
Together for two years, the group 
was awarded Best New Band at 
Bandemonium '93. Excited about 
competing again at ASC, band mem- 
bers hoped their participation might 
help rekindle the music scene in Sa- 
vannah. (The Stand will be perform- 
ing at River Street on St. Patrick's 

Gone Dogs 


Gone Dogs are a band 
from South Carolina who have 
?een around for four years. Be- 
fore taking stage, Gone Dogs 
luddled together to offer up a 
Drayer asking for help to bring 
3eople together with music. Al- 
hough they admitted definite in- 
luences from the likes of Jimmie 
Hlendrix, Aretha Franklin, and U2. 
iand members were determined to 
lave an original sound. 

There were two "Christian 
3.ock" bands at Bandemonium 
95: Hope to Die, together for a 
/ear and a half, and Common 
Teart, who have been making 
nusic together for five years. 
3oth bands are from Savannah, 
locking for Jesus Christ, himself, 
Zommon Heart had their sights 
lot on winning, but on spreading 
he Lord's good will. Hope to Die, 
t fast paced group, who credits 
Smashing Pumpkins and Dream 
rheater as influential, was more 
ierious about winning. 

Perhaps the most unusual 
)and was Pig Fat, from States- 
x>ro. This group had an elabo- 
ate mixture of hard core smash, 
:ountry music twang, and even 
ap with scratching records. Band 
nember Josh Allen described the 
zroup as "Redneck Thunderfunk." 
Melius, a hard-core band from Port 
^oyal have only been together for 
hree months. Though band mem- 
bers appeared nervous before tak- 
ng the stage, once there, they had 
i rich sound flowing, especially 
'ram the lead guitar. Zellus roused 
heir audience by giving away T- 
>hirts and drum sticks. 

Bend Sinister, another Sa- 

annah band, has been rocking for 

hree years. This was their first 

Bandemonium experience. Still. 

hey appeared very confident. 


Bend Sinsiter 

Their sound seemed to be heavily 
influenced by Rush. 

When the awards were fi- 
nally presented. Pig Fat walked 
away with the "Most Original 
Band" award, as well as "Best 
New Band" and "Runner-Up." 
Bend Sinister was named "Best 
Instrumental Band." Gone Dogs, 
who was awarded "Best Vocals", 
was crowned champion of 
Bandemonium '95. 

I-95's Jay Sinclair, who 
hosted the event with clever wit, 
commented that he believed this 
year's competition to be better 
than last year's, and that the most 
talented band won the awards. 
The talent, he added, was still in 
the potential stage, "like diamonds 
in the coal." 

When asked what he 
thought of the bands. Judge Scott 
Davenport of Geffen Records 
commented that the bands all had 
a lot of room for growth, but there 
was definitely some potential. 

The event, cosponsored by 
WIXV, was judged by a panel that 
included Davenport and Gina 
Suarez of A+M Records. Daven- 
port spent seven years in the record 
business where he produced such 
bands as The Black Crowes. The 
Eagles, and Guns And Roses. 
Suarez has spent 14 years produc- 
ing such act as Sting, Allgood, 
Bryan Adams, and Amy Grant. 
When asked if they had come 
scouting new talent, the reply was 
simply, "Always." 

Overall the day turned out 
to be a success for Rock Me Pro- 
ductions, the group who put on the 
awesome show. Rock Me Chair- 
man Brad Jensen, in particular, de- 
serves recognition for coordinating 
a spectacular production. 
While many concert goers had 
mixed feelings about which band 
should have won. it seemed that 
most were glad that Gone Dogs 
won. The band sure was. 




Photos: A 


from the 


Where's the Pie Eating Contest? 

A Night Full of 
Fun For All!! 

The Shakers and The Movers 



Alumni Visit 
New Campus 
and remember 

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Jeff Gulley makes 
his own memories at 
the CHAOS reunion 
by taking photos just 
as he did as a SPS 

"T-Shirts for 
SGA Presi- 

ing T-shirts 
are the most 
worn T-shirts 
ever sold on 


ASC Women's 

Basketball team 

vs Francis 


Three points? 

Statistics are compiled. 

ASC Spirit Soars 



Homecoming Basketball Games 

ASC Pirate entertains fans. 

The game took place on February 11,1 995 
in the gym on the ASC campus. The women 
played at 6:00 P.M. and the men at 8:00 PM. 
Francis Marion was the enemy. When the 
dust settled, ASC women had taken FM 59 to 
54 and the ASC men's team stood victor over 
FM 72 to 65. 


Fans watch anxiously. 

ASC Men's Basketball team plans strategy. 



Samone Joyner-Bell and David 

Staines spook the audience at the 

O'Flannery House with ghostly 

tales on Halloween. 

Greg Kelley, 

"Speaks from the 


All the Goblins at the 

O'Flannery Halloween 


Renee Hutson and 

Mary Hook in Steel 





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Mike Anderson directed the 
first act of Plaza Suite and also 
starred as the bell hop. An- 
other Costner in the making? 
Well . . . 

Masquers Productions 

M.H. Clark in 
Plaza Suite. 

Drinking it up in the 2nd act of Plaza Suite 


Stage of Steel Magnolias 

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Michelle Cook and 

Samone Joyner Bell in 

Crimes of the Heart. 

M. H. Clark, student director of 
Crimes of the Heart 

Renee and Ramona in Crimes of the Heart. 

Renee Hutson and Jesse Jones in 
Crimes of the Heart 

Michael Prior and 
Samone Joyner-Bell in 
Crimes of the Heart. 

3 6 


Comedian Peter Berman during Homecom- 

101 Dalmations 

The Spencers magic show 

101 Dalmations 

3 7 

Alpha Phi Omega, traveling 
play troupe, winter quarter 

101 Dalmations 

Settie' band, fall quarter 

The Geechy Guy 

comedian, fall 


The Spencer's magic show, winter quarter 

3 8 

Alpha Phi Omega, traveling 
play troupe, winter quarter 

Chancelor Portch of the 
University System of 

Crowd at Chancellor Portch's talk 

The Spencers magic show, winter quar- 


EROK on Campus 

June 6th saw "Blues-Day" put on at 
ASC starring the band EROK. The 
Concert was put on by Rock Me Pro- 
ductions and offered free food, always 
a great attraction for students. The band 
was introduced by Dion Couch, the 
head of Rock Me. They jammed 
through several sets, while the audi- 
ence cheered them on through mouth- 
fuls of burgers. 

Eric Culberson wails away. 


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Wow! Did somebody say FREE food? 


8th Annual Sebastian Lecture 

Professor Frank Clancy and Al Wiener put on a show. 

Dr. Douglas at St. Patrick's 
Day Sebastian lecture. 

Crowd gathers to join in the humor of the day. 


Irish Coffee 

without the Irish! 

What is this? 

Traditional Irish Dances performed by 
local school children. 

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Part of the ASC Dance 
team has a bit of Irish 
fun before starting that 
long parade route. 

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St. Patricks Day in Savannah. A day 
when even the normally most steady, 
dependable people become wild luna- 
tics. Normal average people suddenly 
sprout green hair, strange clothes, and 
bizzare personalities during the 3 to 4 
day party. Whether old or young, ev- 
eryone in Savannah agrees that this is 
truly THE place be for St. Patrick's Day. 

Fun, Frolics, and Freaks: 


Above: Just "Clowning around" and 
having fun. 

Top Left: Miss ASC, Kim Schuman, 
getting ready for the big parade. 

Bottom Left: ASC Students just hang- 
ing around watching the parade. L to 
R: Charlene Sikes. Kathy Haines, 
Natasha Sikes, and Jennifer Crumley. 

St. Patrick's Day in Savannah 


Dion Couch, 94.1's Pig for the week 

Beautiful Day in 


Al Harris and V.P. Joe Buck share a touching moment? 


Around the Campus 

Which way do I go now? 

What is that? 


Someone stole my A, officer. Find It. 

Hakky Sack, a favorite campus pasttime. 

The Flintones, 

new students on 


participate in 

Kelly Swain, former SGA 

President, recruiting new 

leaders, But Kelly isn't 

that tactic a bit much? 

Nothing Like Ice Cold Water 
out of the Fountain? 

Don't quit your day 
job, ya'll!!!! 

Baseball, Sun, and no exams. 
How much more could you ask 


A new grocery store for ASC? 


Pottery Sale in the Fine Arts Bldg 1994 

Should I have taken 
a left at Abercorn? 


During the 1994-95 year, ASC athletes dominated the Peaeh Belt Athletic Conference in all 
sports, while posting one National Championship team, and three other National Championship com- 
peting teams. Sixteen athletes were named to their All-Conference teams, with two players receiving 
Player of the Year awards. Two ASC Coaches were named PBAC Coach of the Year, and eight ASC 
athletes were named to Ail-American teams. One athlete from ASC was awarded the much-coveted 
President's Cup, and thirty-three of the ASC athletes earned at least a 3.0 G.P.A. 


Athletic & Academic Honors 


Nicole Smith 

• Francis Marion Invitational All-Tournament 

• Peach Belt Player of the Week. September 27 

• Peach Belt Player of the Week, October 1 1 

• I st team All-Peach Belt Athletic Conference 

Women's Cross Country 

Gabi Hauck 

• All-Peach Belt Athletic Conference 

• All-Southeast Region 

• NCAA II Coaches Academic Ail-American 

• GTE District III 1st Team Academic Ail- 

Marva Lindsay 

• All-Peach Belt Athletic Conference 

Men 's Basketball 
Jock Page 

• MVP Savannah News-Press Holiday Classic 
Brian Green 

• 2nd Team All-PBAC 
Dusan Stevic 

• 2nd Team All-PBAC 

• PBAC All-Tournament team 
Griff Mills 

• Peach Belt Coach of the Year 

• Atlanta Tipoff Club NCAA II Georgia Coach of 
the Year 

Women 's Basketball 

Nicole Smith 

• Peach Belt Player of the Week. December 5 

• Lady Pirate Invitational All-Tournament Team 

• Peach Belt Player of the Week, December 19 

• 1st Team All-PBAC 
Yolanda Oliver 

• Lady Pirate Invitational All-Tournament Team 

• PBAC All-Tournament team 
Mary Ann Merritt 

• PBAC All-Tournament team 

Women 's Tennis 

Sandra van der Aa 

• Peach Belt Player of the Year 

• All-Peach Belt Athletic Conference (S& D) 

• ITA All- American (S& D) 

• ITA Rookie of the Year 
Katrin Bauersachs 

• All-Peach Belt Athletic Conference (S& D) 
Jeanine Christian 

• All-Peach Belt Athletic Conference (S&D) 

• [TA All- American (S&D) 
Hiskia van der Leij 

• All-Peach Belt Athletic Conference (D) 
Ilka Mathiak 

• All-Peach Belt Athletic Conference (D) 
Regina Wieser 

• All-Peach Belt Athletic Conference (S& D) 
•ITA All- American (S&D) 

Monika Wisser 

• All-Peach Belt Athletic Conference (S&D) 

• ITA All-American (D) 
Mark Beyers 

• Peach Belt Coach of the Year 

Men's Tennis 
Philipp Schertel 

• Peach Belt Player of the Year 

• All-Peach Belt Athletic Conference (S&D) 

• ITA All- American (S&D) 

• ITA Senior of the Year 
Anders Elfving 

• All-Peach Belt Athletic Conference (D) 

• ITA Ail-American (D) 
Anders Ohlsson 

• All-Peach Belt Athletic Conference (S) 
Andreas Koth 

• Peach Belt Co-Coach of the Year 

Mike Hopper 

• Peach Belt Pitcher oi~ the Week. April 19 
Doug Louthan 

• 1st Team All-South Atlantic Region 


L to R: Asst. Coach Greg Wymer, Germaine Johnson, Blaise Willis, Chris Willis, Keith McCage, 
Daniel Feren, Bobby Sprinkle, Coach Eddie Aenchbacher. 


L to R: Asst. Coach Greg Wimer. Julie Wimer. Gabi Hauck, Jodi Hatfield. Traci Bracked. Anna Johnson. 
Marva Lindsay. Patty Kaplan. Coach Eddie Aenchbacher. 

Led by Gabi Hauck and Marva Lindsay, the Women's Cross-Countrj team posted a great season, finishing with 
a 21-3 record, and winning two [mutationals. ASC placed second overall in the PBAC. and fourth in the NCAA II 
Southeast Region, with Gabi Hauck placing fourth and becoming the first ever ASC Runner, as well as the first PBAC 
runner, to qualify for a National Tournament. 

Top Left: Germaine Johnson sits on Blaise Willis' shoulder 
during a meet. 

Top Right: Bobby Sprinkle running off to Grandma's house. 

Bottom Right: Blaise Willis burning up the grass on this 

Left: Exhaustion has left its mark on Gabi 
Hauck and Marva Lindsay alter the end ol 
another tough race course. 

Left: Marva Lindsay gets stretched, menatall) prepared. 
and encouraged before attempting to outrace the 


1994 Men's and Women's Cross-Country Results 

1(1- S Francis Marion Fesliva 


1 V I- 1) 1 1 ill IV. 1 J 1 V 1 ii 

[0-15 ValdostaSl 

ate Invitational 

1st/ 5 

10-22 Georgia Southern Invitational 

2nd/ 4 10- 


102') PBAC Championships 2nd/10 

11- 5 NCAA II R 


4th/ 19 


Cross Country 


Date Meet 


9-24 Jaguar Jaunt 

3rd/ 6 

10- 1 The Citadel Invitational 

2 nd/ 4 

10- 8 Francis Marion Festival 

2nd/ 4 

10-15 ValdostaSt 

ate Invitational 

4th/ 6 

10-22 Georgia Southern Invitational 

3rd/ 3 

10-29 PBAC Championships 

5th/ 10 

Individual Results 



Jacuar Jaunt 

Citadel INV. 

FMU Festival 




NCAA Rea. 

Traci Brackett 








Jodi Hatfield 




25:07 (22) 



23:48 (82) 

Gabi Hauck 


19:41 (1) 



1 1:49 (1) 


19:20 (4th) 

Anna Johnson 






22:22 (22) 


Patty Kaplan 




22:53 (9) 




Marva Lindsay 




22:51 (8) 




Julie W. Long 

22:02 (2) 

22:28 (5) 







Daniel Feren 



33:52 (20) 




Germaine Johnson 

18:31 (15) 




17:41 (9) 


Keith McCage 


29:47 (6) 

29:30 (4) 





Bobby Sprinkel 







29:53 (30) 

Blaise Willis 








Chris Willis 








Women 's Singles 

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Top Row(Lto R): Deborah Schjodt, Nicole Smith. Mylene Benito. Bottom Row (L to R): Todd Meeuan. Amy 
Sheeder. Michelle Cope. Tracy Fowler. Hui Gibhs. Betsy Richardson. Jennifer Grundy, Kathv Holies. Coach Carol 

Amy Sheeder goes up in the air to nail this one. 

Nicole Smith goes for the 
warmup spike. 

Bump. ..This one looks like its headed your way. 

1994 Volleyball results 

(18-14, 4-6) 


Catawba Classic (4th in Pool A) 

9-10 Presbyterian L 0-3 12-15,3-15, 12-15 

St. Andrews L 1-3 15-10,7-15, 12-15,6-15 

USC Spartanburg L 0-3 5-15.6-15, 14-16 

9-14 at Flagler W 3-0 15-8, 15-9, 15-5 

9-20 Georgia Southern L 0-3 3-15, 8-15, 8-15 

9-21 S.C.A.D W 3-2 15-5. 10-15,9-15. 15-5. 15-3 

Francis Marion Invitational at Florence, SC (Champion) 

9-24 Wofford W 3-1 5-15. 15-9, 15-4. 15-6 

Francis Marion W 3-0 15-7, 15-8, 15-0 

High Point W 3-1 12-15, 15-12, 15-8, 15-5 

Pembroke State L 2-3 2-15,8-15, 15-7, 15-13, 12-15 

9-25 West Georgia W 3-0 15-6, 15-13, 15-7 

9-27 at Georgia Southern L 1-3 15-7.8-15,4-15.3-15 

Peach Belt Round-Robin at USC Spartanburg 
9-30 USC Aiken + W 3-1 13-15, 15-13. 15-12, 15-13 

Francis Marion + L 1-3 1 1-15. 17-15. 16-18. 14-16 

10- 1 Pembroke State + L 1-3 16-14.8-15, 12-15. 11-15 

Augusta + W 3-0 15-9. 15-5. 15-9 

USC Spartanburg + L 0-3 4-15, 11-15, 5-15 

10- 8 Mars Hill W 3-0 15-11. 18-16, 15-8 

at West Georgia W 3-0 15-7. 15-2. 15-10 

10-11 at USC Aiken + W 3-1 7-15. 15-11, 15-8, 16-14 

10-15 USC Spartanburg + L 0-3 10-15.7-15.6-15 

10-18 at Francis Marion + L 1-3 15-6, 11-15. 12-15, 10-15 

10-20 Fort Valley State W 3-0 15-4, 15-6, 15-8 

10-26 Augusta + W 3-1 15-12, 15-12,6-15, 16-14 

10-28 Pembroke State + L 0-3 10-15, 14-16, 11-15 

10-30 Columbia W 3-0 15-6. 15-4, 15-6 

at S.C.A.D W 3-0 15-11, 15-6, 15-10 

11-2 at Newberry W 3-0 15-6. 15-4. 15-1 1 

Peach Belt Tournament at Aiken, SC (4th) 

11-11 Francis Marion W 3-1 15-6. 15-9, 6-15. 15-7 

USC Spartanburg L 1-3 12-15, 15-10,4-15, 10-15 

Augusta W 3-1 15-4,9-15, 15-11. 15-10 

Pembroke State L 0-3 9-15. 4-15. 9-15 


Front Row (L to R): Cassie Ross. Sherenne Benedict. Susie Kleinpeter. Jackie Martin. Shan Pittman. 
Jamie Townsend, Yolanda Oliver. Debra Morrell. Mandi Harris. Back Row (L to R): Coach Kim Bynum. 
Kathy Holley, Kristi Steele, Nicole Smith, Mary Ann Merrita. Christy Crowly. Robin Gray. Asst Coach 
Jennifer Bright. 

Top: Senior Pirates out for a cruise before graduation. L to R: Deb 
Morrel, Nicole Smith, Sherreene Benedict, Yolanda Oliver. 

Left: Yolanda Oliver gives the opposing team that 
Clint Eastwood stare. 

Left: Deb Morrel shows the Cougars what an easy 
layup looks like. 

Left: She jumps higher, moves taster. It must be 
the shoes, 'cause Nicole Smith is m your lace. 


Season: 12-17 

Peach Belt: 8-10 (T 5th) 

Savannah News-Press Holiday Classic 

1 1/23 Savannah State Lost 65-82 

1 1-26 at North Florida Lost 59-76 

1 1-30 Coker Won 77-75 

12- 3 at Valdosta State Lost 62-80 

12-10 at Rollins Lost 53-80 

12-13 Kennesaw State + Lost 86-87 

Armstrong State Invitational 

12-17 North Florida Won 79-70 

12-18 Mars Hill Lost 56-81 

12-30 at Georgia Southern Lost 47-97 

1- 4 at USC Aiken + Won 58-53 

1-11 Augusta + Won 77-74 

1-14 at Francis Marion + Lost 58-76 

1-16 Georgia College + Won 75-45 

1-18 at Columbus + Lost 53-70 

1-21 USC Spartanburg + Lost 72-77 

1-25 at Pembroke State + Lost 78-79 

1-28 Lander + Won 69-59 

2- 1 USC Aiken + Won 67-55 

2- 4 at Kennesaw State + Lost 70-80 

2- 8 at Augusta + Lost 65-72 

2-11 Francis Marion + Won 59-54 

2-13 at Georgia College + Lost 70-75 

2-15 Columbus + Lost 70-75 

2-18 at USC Spartanburg +...Lost 46-68 

2-22 Pembroke State + Won 63-60 

2-25 at Lander + Won 64-61 

Peach Belt Tournament (at Augusta) 

3- 1 Kennesaw State Won 67-65 

3- 4 USC Spartanburg Lost 49-69 


Oliver 22 

Smith 21 
Smith 26 
Merritt 16 
Oliver, Y. 16 
Smith 34 

Smith 19 
Morrell 16 

Smith 13 

Morrell 15 
Smith 19 
Morrell 18 
Smith 13 
Oliver, Y. 17 
Morrell 19 
Smith 16 
Morrell 27 
Oliver, Y. 14 
Morrell 22 
Oliver, Y. 16 
Oliver, Y. 21 
Oliver, Y. 18 
Smith 17 
Merritt 1 1 
Oliver, Y. 14 
Morrell 16 

Oliver, Y. 21 
Merritt 10 

+ Peach Belt Athletic Conference 


Back (L to R): Asst Coach Scott Shrettler, Darrel Chambers, Heath Schroyer. Dusan Stevic, 
Head Coach Griff Mills, Mike Kroder, Travis Kirgan, Brian Green, Asst Coach Scott Groninger, 
Front: (L to R): Mark Holman, Dedrick Taylor, Josh Berg, Shon Perry, Johnny Galyon, Danny 
Radcliff, William Baker, Robin Keller. 

Top Right: Darrel Chambers gets slammed after 
making this basket. 

Bottom Right: We're Number One! How 'bout 
a group hug? 

Left: Coach Grift Mills explains n all to the 
press at the NCAA Tournament. 

Left: Jump Ball! Let "s start this one 
off right! 


Season: 20-11 
Peach Belt: 14-4 (1st) 


1 1-12 Augusta Metros (Exb)..Lost 67-73 Page 18 

11-19 Southern Wesleyan Won .... 60-56 Page 23 

Savannah News Press Holiday Classic 

11/23 Savannah State Won .... 68-46 Page 26 

1 1-26 Florida Memorial ..Won .... 66-45 Page 19 

12- 3 Nova Southeastern Won .... 61-43 Page 23 

12- 5 Lynn Lost 61-66 Page 20 

12-10 Voorhees Lost 61-68 Page 20 

12-21 at Tampa Lost 66-74 (2ot) Page 24 

12-30 at Lynn Lost 92-96 Page, Stevic 20 

1- 4 at USC Aiken + Won .... 53-50 Chambers 12 

1- 7 Kennesaw State + .. Won .... 62-60 Stevic 16 
1-11 Augusta + Won.... 77-54 Green 18 

1-14 at Francis Marion-i- Won .... 52-47 Schroyer, Stevic 1 1 

1-16 Georgia College + . Won .... 89-66 Stevic 1 8 

1-18 at Columbus + Won.... 68-61 Chambers 16 

1-21 USC Spartanburg +Won .... 63-52 Green 15 

1-25 at Pembroke State +Won.... 54-47 Green 17 

1-28 Lander + Won.... 71-60 Stevic21 

2- 1 USC Aiken + Won .... 75-56 Stevic 18 

2- 4 at Kennesaw State +Lost.... 51-57 Chambers 16 

2- 8 at Augusta + Lost 65-68 Chambers 17 

2-1 1 Francis Marion + ...Won .... 72-65 Green 17 

2-13 at Georgia College +Lost ... 65-76 Schroyer 15 

2-15 Columbus + Won .... 75-65 Stevic 27 

2-18 at USC Spartanburg +Won.. 101-85 Green 19 

2-22 Pembroke State + ..Won .... 79-65 Schroyer 17 

2-25 at Lander + Lost 50-56 Green, Stevic,Chambers 10 

Peach Belt Tournament (at Augusta) 

3- 2 Kennesaw State Won .... 63-59 Stevic 16 

3- 3 Columbus Lost 74-79 Stevic 17 

NCAA II 1st Round 

3- 7 Morehouse Won .... 78-70 Green 20 

NCAA II South Regional (at Huntsville, AL) 

3-11 Tampa Lost 59-65 Green 14 

3- 3 Augusta Won .... 82-65 Morrell, Smith 20 

3-12 Eckerd Lost 70-72 Green 15 


Pirates at Play. Sammy and Leroy warming up and goofing around. 

Right: Hey Batter, Batter... Sammy DeAlba gets ready 
to knock one out of the park. 

Bottom Right: First Baseman Mark Todd does his 
best reaching for this ball. 

Bottom Left: Swing Batter.. .Chris Cuchra nails 
this baby outta here. 

Top left: Pitcher Mike Hopper does his Gumby stretch 

during this pitch. 

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Top Right: Look at that bab) fly. Richard Emsl 
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2- 4 Gardner-Webb W .. 12-3 

Gardner- Webb L... 4-5 

2- 5 Gardner-Webb W .. 14-10 

2-16 Howard W .. 2-0 

Howard L... 5-6 

2-17 Howard W .. 10-1 

2-23 Savannah State W .. 5-3 

2-25 Erskine W .. 3-2 

Erskine W .. 3-1 

2-26 Newberry L... 4-10(10) 

2-28 Savannah State L... 2-6 

3- 4 *Columbus W .. 12-2 

3- 5 *Columbus L... 1-11 

*Columbus L... 1-3 

3- 7 Norfolk State L... 1-3 

3- 9 Sacred Heart W .. 10-1 

3-11 *USC Aiken W .. 2-1 

3-12 *USC Aiken W .. 5-4 

*USC Aiken L... 3-5(9) 

3-16 Adelphi L... 3-4 

3- 1 8 *at Pembroke State W .. 6-2 

*at Pembroke State L... 0-2 

3-19 *at Pembroke State W .. 14-2 

3-22 Springfield W .. 3-2 

3-24 at Presbyterian W .. 8-5 

3-25 *at USC Spartanburg ... W .. 10-1 

*at USC Spartanburg ... W .. 16-1 

3-26 *at USC Spartanburg ... W .. 9-3 

3-31 at Newberry L... 5-8 

4- 1 at Erskine W .. 7-4 

4-2 Albany State W .. 5-4 

Albany State W .. 17-2 

4- 8 *Francis Marion W .. 4-3 

4- 9 *Francis Marion L... 3-10 

*Francis Marion W .. 7-1 

4-11 Valdosta State L... 2-10 

4-14 *at Georgia College W .. 16-0 

4-15 *at Georgia College W .. 15-11 

*at Georgia College L ... 4-5 (8) 

4-20 N Newberry L... 3-7 

4-22 * Augusta L... 3-8 

4-23 * Augusta W .. 6-5 

*Augusta W .. 7-0 

4-25 at North Florida L... 4-12 

4-29 *at Kennesaw State L... 2-13 

4-30 *at Kennesaw State L... 3-8 

*at Kennesaw State L... 2-10 

5- 2 at Valdosta State L... 3-4(10) 

' j +USC Aiken L... 3-5 

' +USC Aiken L... 0-5 

* Peach Belt Athletic Conference 

+ Peach Belt Tournament (First Round) 


Front (1-r): Dan Oakes, Sundar Raman, Heath Marshall, Chad Bundy. Back (1-r): Luc Richard. Philipp 
Schertel, Anders Ohlsson, Coach Andreas Koth, Anders Elfving, Catlin Gavrilas, Trini Ooi. 

The Men's tennis team 
finished out the year with a 
15-7 record, and a 8th place 
national ranking. The team 
also placed second in the 
PBAC, with PBAC Player of 
the Year honors going to 
Philip Schertel. Schertel, 
Anders Elfving, and Anders 
Ohlsson were named to the 
All-Conference team. 
Schertel and Elfving were 

also named to the ITA Ail- 
American team, with Schertel 
being named Senior of the 
Year by the ITA also. At 
the NCAA Championships at 
the University of California 
at Davis, the men's team 
posted a smashing first 
round victory over Elon be- 
fore succumbing in the sec- 
ond round to eventual cham- 
pions Landers . 

Top Right: Philipp Schertel proudly displays his 
PBAC Player of the Year Awards, 

Bottom Right: Luc Richards gets set to go for a 
service break. 

Bottom Left: Anders Elfving prepares to serve up 
one heck of a hot pepper to his opponent. 


Team Results Individual Results 


2-2 1 at Coastal Carolina... W .... 5-2 

2-24at Flagler W.... 4-3 

2-26at Georgia Southern . L .... 2-5 

3- 1 Valdosta State Rain 

3- 3 Hampton L .... 2-5 

3- 7 Carson-Newman W.... 7-0 

Southeast Regional 

3- 9MarsHill W.... 7-0 

3-10Barry W.... 4-3 

3-11 Jacksonville State ....W.... 5-2 
3- 12Georgia College +....W.... 5-2 

3- 15 Wayne State W.... 7-0 

Peach Belt Jamboree (at Georgia Co.) 

3-31 Francis Marion + W.... 5-2 

4- 1 Columbus + W.... 5-2 

4- 1 USC Aiken + W.... 7-0 

4- 2Lander+ L .... 3-4 

4- 6North Florida Rain 

4- 7Rollins L .... 3-4 

4- 8Augusta+ W.... 6-1 

4- 9 at USC Spartanburg + L 3-4 

4- 13 Peach Belt Tournament .... Second 

4-25 North Florida L .... 2-5 

South Regional Qualifier (at ASC) 

5- 6Francis Marion W.... 4-0 

5- 7 USC Spartanburg W.... 4-0 

NCAA Tournament (at Davis, CA) 

5-llElon W.... 4-2 

5-12Lander L .... 0-4 

+ Peach Belt 


Chad Bundy 


Anders Elfving 


Catlin Gavrilas 


Heath Marshall 


Dan Oakes 


Anders Ohlsson 


Trini Ooi 


Sundar Raman 


Luc Richard 


Philipp Schertel 
















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Front (L to R): Hiskia van der Leij, Regina Weiser, Jeanine Christian. Back (L to R): Sandra van der Aa, 
Ilka Mathiak, Coach Mark Beyers, Monika Wisser, and Katrin Bauersachs 

After posting a stupendous record 
of 17-3, the Women's Tennis team won 
thier first ever National Championship. 
Led by ITA Rookie of the Year and 
PBAC Player of the Year Sandra van der 
Aa, This team was not to be stopped 
anywhere along the trail to the NCAA 
Championships. Every player on the 

team won All-PBAC team awards, while 
anihilating the competition at the PBAC 
championships. Christian, van der Aa, 
Weiser, and Wisser were all named ITA 
All-Americans, as well as Coach Mark 
Byers winning his second consecutive 
PBAC Coach of the Year award. 


Top Left: Coach Mark Beyers looks 
on at his team during the PBAC 

Bottom Left: Monika Wisser takes an 
aggressive stance against her oppo- 

ITA All-American Regina Weiser nails the bal 
hack across the net. 

No need to explain more, these ladies did it all. Every player was named to the All-PBAC team. 

Left: Katrin Bauersachs gets moral 
support from Jeanine Christian during 
a water break. 

Left: Jeanine Christian goes for the 
service ace. 


Women's Tennis 
(17-3, 6-0) 

Individual results 

2-14NLynn L .... 3-6 

2-22 at Georgia Southern W .... 6-1 

2-25at Winthrop W .... 7-0 

3- 1 Valdosta State Rain 

3- 3 at Flagler W.... 7-0 

3- 7 at North Florida L .... 3-4 

Southeast Regional 

3-10Wofford W.... 7-0 

3-llBarry W.... 6-1 

3-12Rollins W.... 5-2 

3-14UNC Charlotte W .... 7-0 

3- 16 Augusta + Rain 

3-17Campbell L 4-5 

Peach Belt Jamboree (at Georgia Co.) 

3-30Francis Marion + W .... 6-1 

3-3 1 Kennesaw State + .... W .... 7-0 

4- lColumbus+ W.... 7-0 

4- 1 Georgia College + .... W .... 6-1 
4- 2Lander+ W.... 7-0 

4- 9 at USC Spartanburg + W 7-0 

4-13Peach Belt Tournament .... Champion 
NCAA Tournament (Davis, CA) 

5-1 ICal State L.A W.... 4-0 

5-12Cal State BakersfieldW .... 4-0 

5- 13 North Florida W.... 4-2 

5-14Grand Canyon, AZ..W.... 4-0 

+ Peach Belt 


Sandra van der Aa 


Katrin Bauersachs 


Jeanine Christian 


Hiskia van der Leij 


Ilka Mathiak 


Regina Wieser 


Monika Wisser 



van der Aa/Wieser 


Bauersachs/van der Leij 


van der Leij/Christian 


van der Aa/Christian 




Mathiak/van der Leij 






van der Aa/Bauersachs 




NCAA National 

Pirate Fans cheer their team home alter their victory at the National Championships in Davis. ( \ 

Coach Mark Beyers gets interviewed by WJCL TV after returning from leading his 
team to the National Championship. 

Sandra van der Aa, ITA Rookie of the Year, gets 
interviewed by WTOC in the Savannah Airport. 




5-11 CAL STATE L.A W 4-0 



5-14 GRAND CANYON, AZ W 4-0 



5-11 ELON W 4-2 

5-12 LANDER L 0-4 




The National Championship team returns from a hard-fought victory in California, bearing 
with them yet another symbol of ASC skills in athletics. 

Top Left: Up and out for the kill. ASC Volleyball players 
are vicious, aren't they' 7 

Bottom Left: Men's Basketball "Hoop-ing" it up for a 


The Spirit of Armstrong State 
College y s sports teams shines from 
the cheerleaders and the dance 
team. Since the inception of the 
college, ASC's sports teams have 
competed with diligence. With the 
birth of the cheerleading squad and 
the dance team, the competition 
continues, louder and more visible 
than ever. In 1994, the 
cheerleading squad competed in 
the national competition in 
California and and scored as one 
of the top twenty teams in the 
nation. The dance team also 
represents the our school with 



Armstrong State College 

Look mom I can balance my classes, my homework, and girls. 


Top Left: The ASC Cheerleaders on display during a 

home game. 

Bottom Left: I feel like someone is watching me. and I 

don't like it one bit. 

Bottom Right: The ASC Cheerleaders showing of at 

the Miss. Armstrong Pagent. 


Bottom Left: Armstrongs finest in the background while the basketball 
players are pretending to be cheerleaders. Right: Another balancing 
act, "Whatever you do don't sneeze!" 


Top Left: This year's fine cheerleading team. 

Bottom Left: Yell louder guys! They can't hear you 
downtown yet! 


Armstrong State College 
Dance Team 


Top Left: Fun and smiles in practice. 

Bottom Left: And you just lean forward over 
your knee and continue to stretch those muscles. 


Top right: Isn't it painful just looking at this? 

Bottom Right: Dance team members show off what 
it takes. 


Top Left: And mom says that now that I'm in college. 
I can stay out until 1 1 ! 

Bottom Left: I Drink Milk. Lots of it. 



Due to the move into the new sports center, 

we were unable to obtain any intramural pictures. 

However during the year, many of the ASC 

students participate in the grueling yet fun 

activities provided by our Athletic department. You 

can play badminton, volleyball, run in the 
pumpkin fun run, flag football, softball and many 

other activities. What better way to get to know 
your classmates than to meet them head on during 

a flag football game. Or better yet, how about 

your softball team beating your professor's team? 

Only in intramurals can this happen. But make 

sure you do it with grace during finals week. 

Faculty and Staff 

1994 - 1995 

For brief moments in time these people; 


Now frozen for seconds . . . now gone . . . 


Reflect the times that were. 

The Faculty and Staff struggled with us . . . 

The Faculty and Staff who calmed our fears. . 

The Faculty and Staff that gave us courage . . , 


The Faculty and Staff that applauds our graduation 

The constancy at Armstrong. 

President Robert A. Burnett 


Vice President Frank Butler 

and Staff 

Alex Thompson, Grants coordinator; Sara Connor, 

Assistant to the Vice President, Frank Butler, Vice 

President and Dean of Faculty; Jonnie Chandler, Secretary 

to the Vice President; Cheryl Tarter, Institutional Research 


Cynthia Sanders, Receptionist and Switch Board 

Welcome to World of the 
ASC Faculty and Staff!! 

Admissions and Registrar 

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' ; 

Front Row (L to R): Mildred Wester, Sue Cobb, 
Rose Dye, Susannah Rockwell, Jeannine Gilreath, 
Eva Evans, Teri Rains, Cynthia Buskey, Micki Lee 
Back Row (L to R): Sheila Thorpe, Kim West, Pat 

Zehr, James Squires 

Beverlee Forrest, Assistant Director of Development; 

Lauretta Hannon, Assistant Director of Public 

Relations,; Linda Hansen, Senior Secretary; Wm. Cebie 

Smith, Director of Alumni Affairs and the Annual Fund; 

John A. Gehrm II, Vice President for College 

Advancement; Bob Strozier, Director of Public 

Relations; Gail Brannen, Artist and Photographer; 

Zelene Tremble, Alumni Affairs Secretary; Joan Lehon, 

Publications Specialist; **Not Pictured: Dorothy 

Eckhart, ASC Foundation Accountant; Patty Parker, 

Assistant Contributions Administrator 

College Advancement 

Financial Aid 

Top Row: Diane T. Campbell, Financial Aid Counselor; 
Carla Danberry, Secretary Bottom Row: Christel A. 

Morrison, Assistant Director of Financial Aid; 

Stephanie L. Lee, Financial Aid Counselor; C. Scott 

Brown, Financial Aid Assistant 

John Stegall, Vice President of Business and Finance; 

Pat Leavengood, Sandi Debrand, Debra Bittner, Pat 

Taylor, Marion Royer, Lillian Tisdale, Anna Marie 

Priest, Latrelle Rogers, Dan Harrell, Director of 

Financial Services; Tammy Acree 

Business and Finance 

Book Store 

Nickolette E. Hardy, Jason Roberts, Angela Stone, Mary 

Roberts, Manager; Donald Gillis, Operations Supervisor; 

Andrea DeShazo, Staff; Diana Cummings, Accounting 

Assistant; Antionette Anthony, Cashier; Regi Cody, 

Warehouse Supervisor 

Front: Ellis Sandt, Bruce Clark 
Back: John Brey, Kenneth Morrow 

Central Supply & Receiving 

Campus Police 


Armstrong Student Auxiliary 


Front Row (L to R): Chris Harper, Joseph Owens, 

David MacCauley, Ted Gray Center Row: Edward 

Lyons, Chief of Police; Dolly Starnes, Mark Fletcher, 

Janice King, Lee Brown, Frances Stretch Back Row (L 

to R): Stephanie Sikes, Tina Landry, Charles Brunner, 

James Neft, Jack Caldwell, Sgt. Dennis Rauch. John 

Etzle, Veleeta Mc Donald 

Tina Steffensen, Secretary; Gary Guillory, Housing 

Coordinator; Dr. Joseph Buck, Vice President of Student 

Affairs; Carol Schmidt, Director of Drug and Alcohol 

Education; Jan Jones, Director of Disability Services; 

Lorie Durant, Director of Career Counseling; Lynn 

Benson, Director of Counseling Services; Al Harris, 

Director of Student Activities; Janis Wells, Secretary to 

the Vice President of Student Affairs Renee Hutson, 

Elderhostel Coordinator; Bill Kelso, Assistant to the Vice 

President of Student Affairs; Kelly Swain, Assistant to 

Elderhostel Coordinator 

Student Affairs 


Patti Deaux, Head of Circulation and Interlibrary Loan; Harriet Winiger, 

Circulation Associate; Julia Esparza, Reference Librarian; Ben Lee Director ol 

Library Services; Jean Meyer, Secretary; Maria Sajwan, Interlibrary Loan 

Librarian; Sandra Johnson, Processing and Circulation; Bea Taylor. Serials; 

Shirley Goodson, Acquisitions; Sandra Murray. Media Services Associate: 

Caroline Hopkinson, Reference Librarian; Doug Frazier. Head of Technical 

Services **Not Pictured: Judy Dubus, Head of Reference Services; Jennie 

Paton Head of Media Services; Debbie Fischer. Processing; Tania Packard, 

Interlibrary Loan; Claudia Baxter, Cataloging 

Front Row (L to R): Bobby August, Cristen West, Brad 

Grant Middle Row (L to R): Pam Culberson, Van Bui 

Back Row (L to R): Paul Kass, Michelle Shinholster, 

Ted Schmidt, Joey Jeffers, Janice Zeigler, Alex, Wes 

Hall, Mark Eversoll 


Information Services 

Office of Nontraditional 


Jason Richardson, Grace Robbins, Katie Clarke, 

Susan Benton, Dr. Richard Nordquist, Director of 

Nontraditional Learning; Ramona Harmon, Robert 

Bean, Heather Wainwright 

Left (Back to Front): Dr. Kenneth Relyea, Department 

Head, Dr. Larson, Mr. Brower, Dr. Awong-Taylor, Dr. 

Thorne Right (Back to Front): Kim Fort, Dr. Beumer, 

Dr. Guillou, Dr. Wynn, Miss Kempke, Dr. Khan 

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Biology Department 

Chemistry and Physics 

Front Row (L to R): Dr. Suchetha Srikanthan, Dr. Gwen 
Bauman, Dr. Cedric Strattion, Dr. Leon Jaynes, Professor 
Cathy McGowan, Dr. George Robers, Dr. Paul Popiniek, 

Dr. Sabitra Brush Back Row (L to R): Dr. Jim Byrd, Prof. 

Chris Schuberth, Dr. Will Lynch, Dr. Todd Hizer, Dr. Steve 
Lambert, Dr. Robert Kolodny, Dr. Pete Zipperer, Dr. Eric 

Murrary, Dr. John Brewer 

First Row (L to R): Dr. Bob Patterson, Dr. Nancy White, 

Department Head; Dr. Chris Hendrix, Dr. Olavi Arens Second 

Row (L to R): Loretta Gilbert, Secretary; Prof. Tom Waters, Dr. 

Mark Finlay, Dr. Mike Price, Dr. Osmos Lanier Third Row (L to 

R): Dr. Jimmie Gross, Dr. John Duncan, Prof. Bernard Comaskey, 

Dr. Janet Stone Fourth Row (L to R): Dr. Thomas Howard, Dr. 

George Pruden 

History Department 

Math and Computer 
Sciene Department 

Front Row (L to R): Dr. Arnie Horta, Jane Barnard, Dr. 

Selwyn Hollis, Dr. Anne Hudson, Dr. Dale Kilhefner 

Middle Row (L to R): Dr, Steve Jodis, Dr. Alex Bukat 

BackRow (L to R): Prof. Matthews, Dr. Sigmund Hudson, 

Dr. Ed Wheeler, Dr. Charles Shipley, Dr. Richard Munson, 

Dr. Tim McMillan. Susan Outz 

(L to R): Balerie Garrison, Dr. Chris Baher, Dr. Helen 
Raines, Prof. John Welsh, Dr. David Noble, Prof. Frank 

Clancy, Prof. Pat Fox 

Language Literature and 
Dramatic Arts Department 

Language Literature and 
Dramatic Arts Department 

L to R: Prof. John Welsh, Prof. Marvin Jenkins, Midge 

Cook, Valerie Garrison, Dr. Chris Baker, Department Head; 

Dr. Richard Nordquist, Prof. Lynn Davis, Dr. Helen Raines, 

Dr. Karen Hollinger, Dr. Martha Marinara 

L to R: Becky Smith, Elwin Tilson, Debbie Lamb, 
Sharyn Gibson, Laurie Adams 

Department of Radiologic 

Criminal Justice Department 

Front Row (L to R): Grace Palmer, Judy Hancock, 
Dr. John Kearnes, Dr. Dennis Murphy, Dr. Steve 

Rhee, Back Row (L to R): Bijay Kapur, Dr. M. E. 

Donahue, Dr. William McGathlin, Dr. Skidmore- 

Hess, Prof. Gordon Armstrong, Prof. J. Hobbs 

Faculty and Staff Christmas Party 


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Left: Renee Hudson, gifted reindeer 

Bottom: Hey! Did you see where that 
mouse went? I told you not to eat in the 

Faculty and Staff Picnic 










For brief moments in time these faces; 

Now frozen for seconds . . . now gone . . . 


Reflect the times that were. 

The fearful freshman, hesitant and expectant . . . 


The stressed sophomore, overworked and under-appreciated. 


The jaded junior, tired and determined . . . 


The strutting senior, excited and reborn . . . 

The ever-changing faces of yesterday. 

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Major: Psychology 

Activities: Student Photographic Services Photographer 4 March -June 1994 

E. B.Twitmeyer Club President 4 September 1993 - June 1994 
Masquers Actor 4 September 1993 - October 1994 
Inkwell Writer 4 September 1993 -June 1994 
Yearbook Photographer 4 September 1 993 -June 1994 

Honors: Dean's List 4 Fall 1993 - Summer 1994 

Michael Anderson attended 

\rmstrong on the Army. Although 
te majored in psychology at Arm- 
trong, he is a Chief Warrant Officer 
Two in the Army. While attending 
chool. the Army paid him his regu- 
ar salary, but he had to use his Army 
educational benefits to pay for 
ichool. he said. 

After graduating. Anderson will 
eturn to active duty and his next 
tssignment will be in Vicenza, Italy. 
n the Army, he began his career as 
i Blackhawk helicopter pilot, but 
a as grounded for medical reasons. 
le said. Now he is a maintenance 
echnician in charge of the mechan- 
cs who keep the birds in the air. 

For the first year Anderson at- 
ended Armstrong, he took only 
light classes, but then the Army in- 
roduced a program where warrant 
)fficers could attend school full 
ime to earn their bachelor degrees, 
te said. As soon as he heard of this 

program. Anderson put in his ap- 
plication. He has attended 
Armstorng full time for about a 
year and a half. His bachelor's 
degree will help him during the 
rest of his career in the Army be- 
cause the smaller Army has made 
promotions more competitive. 

During his stay at Armstrong, 
Anderson has participated in sev- 
eral Masquers productions, in- 
cluding The Passion ofDracula 
and Mary, Mary. After he retires 
from the military, he would like 
to continue his acting, and has 
considered talking to some talent 
agents, he said. 

His other interests are golf, 
scuba diving, and astronomy. 
Photography, though, has become 
more than just a hobby. He 
worked for a while at 
Armstrong's Student Photo- 
graphic Sen ices, which provides 
the photos for the yearbook and 

the newspaper. He also has a 
ten-inch reflector telescope 
with a camera mount for tak- 
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Student Honor Court ♦ 1991-1995 
President, Student Honor Court ♦ 1994-1995 
American Chemical Society ♦ 1992- 1995 
Secretary, American Chemical Society 4- 1993-1994 
Joel H. Hildebrand Chemical Honor Society ♦ 1993 
Student Laboratory Assistant ♦ 1993- 1995 
Senator, Student Government Association ♦ 



Jennifer Crumley is a na- 
ive Savannhian and plans to 
continue her education by go- 
ng on to achieve a masters de- 
cree in Bio-medical research. 
Mthough she originally ma- 
ored in history, Jennifer found 
t love for science after taking 
jhemistry here at Armstrong. 

She chose Armstrong be- 
:ause of its location, being close 
o home, and the reputation that 
irmstrong had built in the col- 
egiate arena. She began going 
o Armstrong in 1990 and has 
Ivorked diligently to achieve 

Jennifer began in 1990 as 
volunteer Young Life leader, 
n outreach ministry to high 
chool students. She feels that 
larticipating in this capacity is 
irobably one of the most impor- 

tant things she has done. Work- 
ing with the young people is 
very rewarding. 

For relaxation, she 
rollerblades, plays tennis which 
includes playing for ASC's 
women's tennis team her fresh- 
man year, listening to music. 
and spending time in the ASC 
chemistry lab. Often for fun. 
she tickles the ivorys and strums 
a guitar. 

Crumley's adventure at 
Armstrong has been a big help 
in preparing her for her future, 
she said. She stated that she will 
miss her friends and some of the 
faculty members here at Arm- 
strong. Her tenure here brings 
good memories, and she will 
always look back at this time in 
her life as a happy time. 


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Major: Chemistry 

Activities: American Chemical Society President - April 1992 - Present 

Joel H. Hildebrand Chemical Honor Society - May 1994 - Present 

Student Representative, Faculty Athletic Committee - - June 1993 -June 1994 

Arts and Sciences Senator, SGA -- September 1993 - March 1994 

Pageant Committee Chairperson, College Union Board - April 1994 - Present 

Armstrong Cheerleader — May 1 992 -June 1993 

Miss Armstrong State College Contestant — 1993 and 1994 

Intramural Softball — 1993 and 1994 

Honors: Student Affiliate American Chemical Society Scholarship 

Dean's List — Fall 1993 

993 and 1994 

Even before she gradu- 
ited, Kathryn Haines used her 
:hemistry skills while working 
"or the U. S. Customs in down- 
own Savannah. Her job con- 
sisted of testing various textiles 
hat are being imported through 
he Savannah port to ensure that 
:hey are classified correctly and 
re paying the proper tarriffs. 
he would like to continue 
orking for the Customs after 
graduation, but she is also pur- 
suing jobs with the FBI and the 

Haines knew that she 
wanted to major in chemistry 
before she graduated from high 
school. She has always wanted 
o know why things are the way 
hey are, and chemistry provides 
nany of the answers for her, she 
>aid. Math and science have al- 
ways been fairly easy for her 
with one exception — physics. 

"Physics was my worst 
.iass." Haines said. "1 would 
:ry, yell, and throw my books. 
^ couldn't explain to myself why 

I was having such a hard time." 
Aside from physics, she has 
done well at Armstrong. She 
even tutors other students in 
math and science — sometimes 
up to five or six people at a time. 
And just so she doesn't get 
bored in between work, school, 
and tutoring, she likes to stay 
active in school activities. On 
the increasingly rare occasions 
that she has some time off. she 
goes skating, shopping, or danc- 
ing. But most of all. she just 
likes being outside. 

"I don't care if I'm on a 
boat, on the beach, or on a 
dock." she said, "if I'm outside. 
I'm happy." 

Haines would like to find a 
job in the Savannah area be- 
cause coastal Georgia offers the 
things she's interested in and 
because she would like to staj 
near her family for awhile. She 
wouldn't mind, however, if her 
job required some travel, she 
said. One of her dreams is to 
see all of Europe. That dream 

came true in a small way when 
her grandparents took her to 
Germany after she graduated 

from high school. 





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Major: Education - Health and Physical Education 

Activites: Senator, Student Government Association - 1 994 - 1 995 

Volleyball Intramurals — Spring 1992 
Intramurals, Fittest Female on Campus - Spring 1 994 

Honors: Dean's List — Fall 1992 -Spring 1994 


laving four of her own children, 
wants to be teacher. She origi- 
nally wanted to teach first grade, 
but she decided she did not like 
that too much. Next, she tried 
middle school. That did not ap- 
3eal to her either. Now she 
would like to try third grade. 

While at Armstrong. Keefe 
<ept herself busy by participat- 
ng in as many athletic events as 
>he could. The fact that she was 
lamed the most fit female on 
:ampus shows how seriously 
she takes physical fitness. Some 
3f her incentive for staying fit 
s that her husband is an Army 
anger and must stay in shape for 
lis job. 

Since her husband is in the 
Tiilitary. they've moved many 
imes in the years they've been 
named, and can expect to move 
nany more times in the rest of 
ner husband's career. Up until 

now, Keefe has enjoyed the 
changes, but now says she 
would like to settle down. 

"I would like to have a nice 
house of my own." she said, 
"and have a chance to make per- 
manent friends." 

The changes that she has 
gone through during her four 
years at Armstrong have really 
meant a lot to her. She has 
learned much about herself, and 
feels that what she has learned 
while here will give her a posi- 
tive foundation for her future. 




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Major: English/Communications 

Acitvities: Sophomore Senator, SGA --- 1993 
Student Services Chairperson, SGA 
Senate Rep., College Union Board • 
CHAOS Leader — Summer 1994 
Vice President, SGA — Spring 1994 - Spring 1995 
Public Relations Intern — Winter 1993 
Business Education Coordinator, Chamber of Commerce 


Spring 1993 - Spring 1994 
Spring 1993 - Spring 1994 

— 1 994 


State College in the Winter of 
'92 as a single parent. I knew 
that the road ahead of me was 
going to be long, but I was de- 
termined to make it. not only 
for me. but for my daughter 
who would someday have to 
travel the same road. 

She opened my life up to a 
plethora of experience. She 
brought a new sense of objec- 
tivity and understanding to my 
life. I knew that college would 
be the place for me to cultivate 
these qualities. Although 
graduating from college has 
always been a goal of mine, it 
has become more to me than 
just a degree or a job. It has 
become a door, one that I have 
opened for my daughter. 

My aquired determina- 
tion and objectivity has helped me 
to gain many leadership opportu- 
nities here at Armstrong, as well 
as the community. These oppor- 
tunities gave me experience for 
life. I can move to any country, 
apply for any job. and know that 
I am capable and qualified. 




'"Our todays and yesterdays 
Are the blocks with whch we buid." 
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow 


1 984 

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Political Science 

Activities: Chairman, Visual and Performing Arts Committee ■ ■ Spring 1993 -Spring 1994 

CHAOS Leader — 1993 -1994 
Student Court — Spring 1994- 1995 

Sophomore Senator, SGA — Spring 1992 - Spring 1993 
Student Activities Committee Fall 1992 - Spirng 1994 

Miss Armstrong Pageant Committee — Winter 1991 -Winter 1994 
Rock Me Productions — Winter 1991- Spring 1993 
Finance Committee — Spring 1 994 -Spring 1995 

Intramural basketball team captain — Winter 199 1 -Winter 1995 
Program Coordinator — Summer 1994 - Spring 1995 

Michael Rundbaken, a 
enedictine graduate, likes to 
et involved. During his time 
Armstrong, Rundbaken has 
een involved in everything 
'om intramural sports to the 
liss ASC Pageant (as an assis- 
int stage manager, not a con- 

Rundbaken worked at the 
tudent Activities Office until 
e graduated — a job his sister, 
'ho worked there before him, 
elped him get. Rundbaken's 
rst job was with the Rock Me 
reductions committee where 
e met Romie Edenfield. He 
earned a lot from Edenfield and 
x>n found himself thoroughly 
wolved in college life. 

His job as program coord i- 
ator required him to be at ev- 
ry Armstrong-sponsored 
vent — which meant many long 

hours. He didn't mind, though, 
because he enjoyed it and he 
probably would have been in- 
volved with many of the events 
even if it hadn't been part of his 

After years of helping with 
many of the activities at Arm- 
strong, one aspect of the 
school's student body stands out 
in his mind: apathy. Part of the 
problem, he said, is that the ma- 
jority of Armstrong students 
commute. Another factor is that 
many of the students from the 
Savannah area view Armstrong 
as an extension of high school — 
referring to the college as "Ab- 
ercorn High." 

"By the lime many students 
take an interest in activities, they 
are so into their degrees they 
don't have time to do anything 
but study." Rundbaken said. 

He doesn't believe the stu- 
dents are completely to blame, 
however. It's up to the program- 
mers to plan quality events that 
students want to attend. The one 
thing he would like to stress as 
he leaves Armstrong is for stu- 
dents to become more involved 
with campus activities. Arm- 
strong has much to offer and the 
experience campus jobs offer 
can be valuable after graduation, 
he said. 



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Major: Nursing 

Minor: Psychology 

Activities: Second Vice-President, Georgia Association of Nursing Students - 

Senate Whip, Student GovernmentAssociation 1992 

Senator Student Government Association - 1 994 - 1 995 
Model League of Arab Nations - - April 1993 
Panhellenic Council — 1990-1991 
President, Panhellenic Council — 1991 - 1992 
Phi Mu Sorority — 1991-1994 

Honors: Phi Mu Scholarship Award — Spring 1993 



Deborah Strickland fin- 
shed her degree in Nursing last 
uarter. She is a native 
avannahian and has attended 
Armstrong since 1990. Al- 
lough she worked hard getting 
3 graduation, she took the time 
d be involved in various orga- 
izations here on campus. 

She plans to work in a local 
ospital after graduation. She 
as grown tremendously during 
er time here at ASC due to the 
upport of her family, friends 
nd the faculty members of 

Her most memorable times 
t Armstrong were the times 
vith her sisters of Phi Mu So- 
ority. She says she will keep 
he friends she found there for 
ife, and they helped her to make 
he most of herself. She encour- 

ages all the girls at Armstrong 
to get involved with the sorori- 
ties, or at least with some of the 
other clubs or activities on cam- 
pus. Without the extracurricu- 
lar activity, a student just exists 
here on campus. The contacts, 
friendships, and the knowledge 
you gain by becoming involved 
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Pamela Tavormina's last 

year at Armstrong was one of 
both triumph and tragedy. In the 
summer of 1994, Tavormina's 
husband died of cancer, but she 
was determined to go on. With 
the continuous help and support 
of the other radiologic technolo- 
gies students and the depart- 
ment staff, she was able to make 
it through the crisis and keep on 
track in the program. 

"The staff worked one-on- 
one with me so I could catch 
up," Tavormina said. "They 
worked around their vacation 
times and meetings." 

Getting her degree was a 
goal of both her and her hus- 
band, so she wanted to make 
him proud by finishing it on 
time, she said. In addition, 
keeping busy helped her work 
through her anguish easier, and 
stopping would have only made 
it worse. At least one of 
Tavormina's fellow students 
would call or come by everyday, 
and many brought food over as 

Besides going to school, she 

Radiologic Technology 

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also teaches swimming lessons 
and coaches the Windsor For- 
est Swimming Team. 
Tavormina enjoys helping chil- 
dren experience the fun of 
swimming because she was on 
various swimming teams as a 
child. She competed in state 
meets in South Carolina where 
she grew up and went to zone 
meets (somewhat like regionals 
in other sports). She has re- 
ceived an assortment of medals 
and was on a record relay team. 

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As if all that wasn't enough 
to keep her busy — her three 
children are grown and on their 
ownshe owns a property man- 
agement business. She plans to 
keep the business, it doesn't 
take up too much of her time, 
but decided to get a radiologic 
technologies degree so she 
would have something to fall 
back on, she said. After gradu- 
ation, she plans to work full time 
in her degree field, but not nec- 
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Traditional April Fools Story for the 


With a press conference designed 

to please nature lovers, the 

National Wildlife Foundation today 


announced the 

removal of the 


Parking Lot 

Vulture from the 

endangered species 

list. A burgeoning 

colony was found 

thriving in the 

southern part of 

this sleepy coastal 




Vulture's closest 

relative, the Great 

Northern Parking 

Lot Vulture only 

exists in isolated 

colonies in 
congested urban 

areas such as 

New York City. 

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hardest to come 

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quarry, the 
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inexplicably dies 
out. Thus, with the paving oveF'^jf 


most of North America , the 

beleagured bird has faced a 

gradual, significant reduction of 


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of directors at Armstrong State 

College, a small scholl in this 

historic seaport. "We could have 
expanded our existing pool of 
parking lots years ago," states Dr. I. 
M. Clueless, head of 
the college, "but 
students' needs 
sometimes have to 
take a backseat to 
the greater good of 
the community. Oh. 
sure, all the 
indicators pointed 
toward the rapid 
growth of both the 

town and the 
college. However. 

we've remained 
firm in our resolve 
to maintain a 
habitat for this 
magnificent beast, 
and have ensured 
that our parking 
has been 
inadequate for 

the student 
population for 
the last two 
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a moving sight 
every weekday 
between the 
peak hours of 
nine a.m. and 12 p.m. The casual 
observer can thrill to the awesome 
spectacle of htese beautiful animals 
endlessly circling the meager 
parking areas provided by the 
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When Your Whole 
World is Shaken 

Every other week, Takako 
)kamoto usually calls her mother in 
apan. Okamato attends Armstrong 
itate College, where people call her 

Monday night, before she was 
.ware of the earthquake in Kobe, the 
^SC sophomore dialed three times 
•efore she got through. That was 
inusual, she noted to herself. It 
houldn't be that difficult. 

When they did connect, 
)kamato's mother, who lives 
n hour away from Kobe in 
)saka, asked if she was 
ailing about the earthquake. 
That was unusual, too. 
Earthquakes are so common 
i Japan that people hardly 
ver talk about them. The 
mall shakes, the slight 
attles, the faint vibrations go 
nnoticed. If people do 
lention them they say, "Oh, 
le earthquake. Did you feel 

Tuesday's earthquake 
/as different. About 6 a.m.. 
/hen Okamoto's mother was still 
sleep, the dining room cabinet shook, 
pilling cups and plates, and the 
'indows clattered. She felt nauseous 
nd had difficulty getting out of bed. 
he tremor lasted at least for 20 

Then she took Okamoto's puppy 
utside for a walk. 

"That was stupid," Okamoto, 23, 
aid. "A second tremor hit and my 
lother had to sit down in the street. 
he said it sounded like a train 

At this point, neither Okamoto nor 
er mother knew the earthquake was 
lore serious in Kobe, where it would 
leasure 7.2 on the Richter scale. 

"But while I was talking to my 
lother, I turned on CNN and saw the 

damage and the fires in Kobe," 
Okamoto said. "I said, 'I think this 
might be more serious than you 

Okamoto's brother lives in Kobe. 

The two hung up, her mother 

promising to call back in an hour. 

Twenty-four hours later, they 


Okamoto's brother, Kazuhide, was 

alive but injured. While he slept, a 
closet fell, landing on his legs and 
pinning him to the bed. When the 
tremors subsided, some co-workers 
heard his cries, broke into his room and 
took him to the hospital. 

Kazuhide worked for a mail 
delivery company and lives on the 
fourth floor of a six-story company 

Last year, he spent a week in 
Savannah, which he visited after a 
family wedding in Hawaii. 

"My sister went there to get 
married and the whole famih 
attended." Okamoto said. 

"It is very expensive to get married 
in Japan and very difficult to have a 
simple wedding. So people go to 
Hawaii where no one will know about 

the wedding. They got married in a 
church, which people rent out. The 
preacher even knew Japanese.'" 

When she was 1 8, Okamoto w as a 
high school exchange student in Terre 
Haute, Ind. After she returned to 
Japan, she realized she liked the States. 
where there is less pressure and more 
chances to study what you want. And 
you can take your time, she said. 

So, after working for 
one year in a school for 
Japanese who want to 
learn English, she won a 
scholarship to a college in 

"This is scary." she 

said. "I used to drive 

across those bridges to 

Kobe all the time. It is a 

very romantic city, and I 

have many friends there. 

"I don't miss Japan 

during a regular day. But 

when someone dies or 

marries or goes through 

an earthquake. I think I 

should be there. It is my 

country. I think I should be 

experiencing what they're 

experiencing, but I can't. 

"My sister tells me to relax, that 
there is nothing I can do. but I worn 

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Top Comments by Students: 

Worst Revelation: 

"I graduated High School before my instructor" or "My mother's 
in my class. 

Number one color: 

Armstrong "A" maroon and gold. 

Most frequently asked question: 

What's a love life? 
Number one observation: 

With all the construction, where is a new parking lot? 

Number one pickup line: 

"I'm a math tutor" 
Top Honor: 

Passed the Math 99 exit exam the first time around. 

Number one adjustment: 

Going to classes with your son's friends or your mother's best 

Number one excuse: 

My child ate my homework. Or after my third job yesterday, 
my car broke down. 
Number one lie 

I'll never drop a class. 
Number one pasttime: 

Creeping slowly behind a fellow student around the parking 
lot to get their parking place when they pull out. 

Least favorite pasttime: 

Creeping slowly behind a fellow student around the parking 
lot to get their parking place when they pull out. 

Least favorite color: 

Instructor red. 

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They won't take Manhattan: 

A honeymoon turns to high anxiety 

For out-of-towners Paul and 
Melissa Beasley it was, in its way, a 
uintessential New York experience- 
cary, bewildering, and , finally, 
nexpectedly heartwarming. Trapped 
top the south tower of the Trade 
Center with several hundred terrified 
workers and visitors, with smoke 
illowing into the floors below them 
Ind police helicopters clattering 
Overhead, the honeymooning couple 
lecided it might not be a bad idea to 
ay a little prayer. All around them, 
!>thers seemed to be doing the same- 
h were they? This being New York 
pity, it was hard to tell. " A lot of 
oeople were speaking different 
anguages," says Melissa, 2 1 , a college 
tudent who had married Paul, 21, a 
ailroad signalman, six days earlier in 
heir hometown of Jacksonville, Fla. 
1 1 don't know what they were praying 

The Beasleys, who had been 
loneymooning at Friar Tuck Inn in the 
"atskills, were paying their first visit 
o New York City. That Friday they 
iad barely stepped from the elevator 
onto the enclosed observation deck 
.vhen they heard a muffled bang that 
;ent a shudder through the whole 
Duilding. At first Paul thought it might 
ie an elevator that had plunged to the 
ground. Then he realized that "if it 
attled a building this big, it had to be 
something else." Five minutes later, 
black smoke began to fill the area, and 
Duilding staffers began herding people 
onto the roof. There was little panic, 
except perhaps among the children. " 
They all wanted their parents," says 

Paul. "They were crying. A lot had 
to use the rest room, but they couldn't 
go down the stairs because of how dark 
it was." 

Many of the 300 or so people 
huddled on the icy, windswept roof 
were lightly dressed, like the Beasleys, 
who had left their coats in the car. 
They had not expected to be outside 
on that snowy day. ' This poor guy 
from Miami had on a flowered shirt, 
like Magnum, PL." says Paul. Within 
an hour, the first of the rescuers 
arrived, bringing with them a few 
fireman's coats, one of which Melissa 
put on. Three and a half hours later, as 
the smoke began to thin, officials told 
them they could begin the long walk 

Starting their 107-floor 
descent, Melissa gave Paul the 
fireman's coat. " I put it on and people 
kept asking me if I was a Fireman," 
says Paul. " I kept telling them no." 
In this case, though, the clothes made 
the man. He discovered that his coat 
was helpful in keeping people calm and 
moving down the darkened staircase. 
" People were starting to listen to me 
because I stopped telling them I wasn't 
a fireman." says Paul. " I was barking 
out stuff: 'Just a little farther.' "We're 
almost there,' 'Everybody's going to 
be all right.' " 

As the couple neared the 
bottom, word filtered up that a bomb 
was suspected. Hearing that, Melissa 
began to hyperventilate. Paul needed 
the help of several paramedics to get 
his wife down the last three floors. 
She was shaking realy bad and had a 

hard time calming down." says Paul. 
He and Melissa were taken 
immediately to Bellevue Hospital 
where she was examined and released. 

New York City had not treated 
them kindly. They had been bombed. 
The hotel where they had planned to 
spend the night-part of the Trade Center 
complex-had been sealed off by 
authorities. Their rental car. containing 
their belongings and all of their 
honeymoon photos, had been blown 

Of course, this being New York. 
one more unexpected thing happened. 
Bellevue administrator Walter 
LeStrange. spotting the perplexed and 
soot-smeared couple in the hospital 
lobby, invited them to spend the night 
at his home in suburban Eastport. 
which they gladly accepted. ' They 
were so lost, so hopeless, says 
LeStrange, 36. "They needed 
something good to happen to them." 
Along with that pleasant memory, the 
Beasley's retained one other memento: 
the fireman's coat. "We'd kept that." 
says Paul. " We're not giving that back 
to nobody." 

Reprinted from the March 15,1993 
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Tennis Everyone? 

Emotions Run High As Faculty votes 68-53 For Universal RE. Requirement 

By Michael Walker 
Inkwell Editor 

After a somewhat emotional 
discussion, the ASC faculty voted 68- 
53 to change current P.E. curriculum 
requirements. The result: students 
who are over 25 years of age will now 
be required to take 6 hours of P.E. 

The decision came after an 
intense deliberation. In May 1993, Dr. 
Frank Butler, Vice President and Dean 
of Faculty, called for the creation of 
and ad-hoc committee, charged with 
giving final consideration to physical 
education requirements for ASC 

In April of '94, the committee 
submitted its final report. They 
recommended that Armstrong should 
not have a universal physical education 
requirement. The cover letter to that 
report , though not the full report itself, 
was distributed in May to the members 
of the curriculum committee. 

With limited information, the 
curriculum committee voted in favor 
of a universal P.E. requirement. When 
the executive committee learned of the 
discrepancy, they demanded the 
curriculum committee to reconvene 
and study the entire report. The report 
was reviewed, but the decision 
remained the same. 

Dr. Keith Douglass, 
Psychology, argued that exemptions 
for nontraditional students are 
discriminatory. Dr. Eddie 

Aenchbacher, Physical Education, 
contended that many opponents of the 

requirement were basing their 
decision on their own negative 
experiences. Dr. Charles Shipley, 
Math and Computer Science, 
supported the requirement because he 
believed his college exposure to P.E. 
was beneficial. 

Opponents of the 
requirement, such as Dr. Richard 
Nordquist, Director of Nontraditional 
Learning; Dr. Grace Martin, 
Psychology Chair; and Dr. Deana 
Cross, ADN, argued that because the 
ASC student body has a heavy 
concentration of nontraditional and 
reentry students, the faculty should 
give special attention to the needs of 
such students. Others pointed out that 
many older students would feel 
inadequate when participating in P.E. 
activities. Others wondered why P.E. 
was required at all. 

Several faculty members left 
the meeting to attend their classes. 
With just enough members present to 
have quorum, the faculty voted and 
approved the universal P.E. 

While some seemed relieved 
by the settlement of the sticky issue, 
many others were disappoint as to 
how it was settled. 

Martin said, "We have not 
carefully considered the 
implementation of the requirement." 

Dr. Sandy Streater, Health 
Science, said. "I am in favor of 
requirements, but they should be 
more holistic in their approach. I 
support a universal requirement that 
focuses on wellness." 

The P.E. department, which 

has shown flexibility, suggested an 
alternative course: P.E. 1 1 1 - Fitness 
for Living, the class would discuss 
health related issues, nutrition, stress 
management, and safety awareness. As 
of yet, class parameters have not been 
finalized, nor has permission for 
additional P.E. faculty been granted. 

The addition of one course and 
one or two professors are, to this point, 
the only steps which have been taken 
to accommodate the more than 2,000 
additional students who would trickle 
through the P.E. department. All 
evidence indicates that the faculty 
approved the changes in backwards 
order, without first providing the 
necessary augmentation of the P.E. 
program. As a result. Butler was 
unable to address many concerns of the 

Questions still remain: how 
much will the requirement cost: where 
will the money come from; which 
students will be affected: when will the 
policy become effective? Nordquist 
summed the situation up: "the issue 
was not settled at the committee level, 
where it should have been, we had to 
debate what is finally a moral question 
among the entire faculty. The result 
was demagoguery. and a decision that 
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Sports Center's Grand Opening 

By: Stuart Crosby 
Staff Writer 

"'I declare the Armstrong Sports 
Center officially open." With this 
proclamation by ASC president Rob- 
ert Burnett, the long anticipated 
opening of the new Armstrong 
Sports Center occurred on Saturday 
June 10. A crowd of approximately 
150-200 persons looked on as 
Burnett, ASC athletic director Roger 
Counsil and local political dignitar- 
ies like Savannah Mayor Susan 
Weiner. Chatham County Commis- 
sion Chairman Joe Mahany and 
former state senator Tom Coleman— 
now an at large member of the Uni- 
versity System Board of Regents- 
delivered remarks for the occasion. 
State representative Anne Mueller. 
who was representing U. S. Senator 
Paul Coverdell at the ribbon cutting 
ceremony, was acknowledged by 
Burnett as well. 

In his opening remarks. Burnett 
lave a brief history of how the new 
facility became an eventual reality. 
The current ASC president gave 
credit for the birth of the facility to 
his predecessor Henry Ashmore. In 
his remarks Burnett stated that 
Ashmore had the plans for a new 
gymnasium placed on the state*s 
capital improvements program be- 
fore he retired in 1982. Burnett con- 
tinued, "the saga of this building also 
involves four athletic directors at 
Armstrong, three vice chancellors of 
facilities and me." Despite being un- 
certain of the construction of the 
building. Burnett commented that the 
greatest joy he had in the creation of 
the gymnasium was when he gave 
Ashmore a tour on the school's 
birthday on May 27. Burnett stated 
that his predecessor was very pleased 
with his vision of a new athletic com- 
plex for Armstrong State College. As 
he concluded his remarks, Burnett 
felt the Sports Center would a be re- 
source not only to the school, but to 
the University System and the com- 
munity as well. 

In his remarks, Counsil feels the 
new gymnasium has had an imme- 
diate impact on the school in terms 

President Robert Burnett delivers speech at the Grand Opening of the Sports Center on June 10. 1995. 

of recruiting. The ASC athletic di- 
rector stated the Sports Center 
"would facilitate our ability to de- 
liver a quality education to future 
teachers, coaches and athletic train- 
ers. It will have a serious economic 
impact on the community through 
the scheduling of special events." 
Counsil pointed out the school has 
spoken with various high school 
officials about having basketball 
tournaments on the campus. He 
also commented that the gymna- 
sium is planning to host other ac- 
tivities such as the world double 
dutch championships and the pre- 
season training camp for the At- 
lanta Hawks basketball team. 
Counsil closed his remarks by 
commenting the gymnasium will 
be just the first of many steps by 
Armstrong as it looks to the future. 
Coleman led the parade of re- 
marks by political dignitaries b\ 
stating he was pleased with the ef- 
forts made in the creation of the fa- 
cility. In his brief remarks. 
Coleman also responded to the im- 
pending retirement of ASC public 
relations director Robert Stro/ier 
by thanking him for his service to 

the school. Coleman also stated he 
has been satisfied with his new po- 
sition since he left his post as a state 
senator and he was looking forward 
to returning to the ASC campus to 
"cut the ribbon on another major ad- 
dition to the Armstrong facilities." 

In her comments to the crowd. 
Weiner stated she was proud of the 
opening of a facility that is located 
in the city limits. She also com- 
mented "having a fine educational 
institution is like having a large 
amount of wealth." The mayor 
pointed out the wealth of a school is 
having a group of well-educated stu- 
dents who may desire to remain in 
the community and add to its job 
market. Weiner also agreed with 
Burnett's statement of the Sports 
Center being a community resource. 
She felt the impact of future events 
in the new facility would be impor- 
tant financially and would act as a 
place to host "more wholesome 

A graduate of the old Armstrong 
Junior College. Mahatn mentioned 
the impending retirement of Robert 
Strozier to echo his reelings of the 

Sports Center. The county commis- 
sion chairman stated if the new gym- 
nasium "stands half as long as Bob 
Strozier has at Armstrong, we have 
a wonderful structure." Mahan\ also 
echoed the sentiments of Burnett 
that the new facility will become a 
community resource. He also 
pointed out the athletic expansion in 
the community like the new track at 
Savannah State College and the 
weightlifting facilin at Memorial 

As Mahaii} concluded with his 
remarks. Burnett invited other school 
officials to participate in the ribbon 
cutting ceremony. After the ribbon 
was cut. the audience was permitted 
to tour the new facility. As tours 
were led by officials of the athletic 
department including basketball 
coaches Griff Mills and Kim Bynum, 
the future o( the complex was laid 
out tor the audience. The "tour 
guides" highlighted areas such as a 
new weight room, computer lab and 
the indoor track that is above the 
gymnasium. School officials stated 
the) were hopeful o\ having the 
gymnasium in full operation b\ the 
29th of June. 


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Casting for Feature Film Held 
on ASC Campus 

By: Annette Logue, 
Publications Editor 

Ron Higgins. an 

accomplished director, held casting 
for a feature film in Gamble Hall 
Saturday from 12:30 until 4:00 p.m. 
He brought his talent, backing, and 
expertise back from Los Angeles 
where he attended college at UCLA. 
His past employment consist of 
Columbia pictures where he worked 
on Who's the Boss, 227, and 
Married with Children and for 
Michael Jackson reading scripts for 
Jackson's production company. 

Ron's latest project is "Lost 
Souls"— a script which he wrote and 
will direct himself. He plans to use 
all local talent as well as a local crew 
to produce this film. The target for 
this film is cable and home video. 
This movie falls into the suspense 
thriller category. The storyline 
portrays a girl, Beth, that turns up 
missing, and two of her friends. 
Matt and Stacy with the help of a 
former cop now priest, try to find 

Ron Higgins is the director, 
writer and producer. Romina Laygo 
is the producer and production 
manager. Higgins' future plans 
consist of filming eight scripts he 
has written and several scripts 
written by Laygo. His casting call 
this weekend served two purposes. 
Mainly, the call was used to cast 
the current film but to also build a 

Ron Higgms. Romina Laygo, and Ashlej 

database of local actors and 
actresses to pull from for future 

The auditioning process 
moved along at a good pace with 
each audition taking anywhere from 
ten to twenty minutes. The panel— 
Higgins, Laygo, and Ashley 
Reynolds (actress portraying Beth)- 
-seemed very interested and 
knowledgeable. Each candidate 
was videoed during their audition, 
giving the panel the ability to recall 
the performances of the individual 
and see what a person looked like 
on camera. 

The tension in the waiting 
room was high and comments flew 
through the air about previous jobs 
and who was in the know. The one 
central concern was that many of 
our Savannahian actors/actresses 
have only done theatre work since 
that is really all that has been 
available to them with the exception 

Reynolds interview potential actor. 

of the extra roles and small 
speaking parts that some of them 
have been lucky enough to get 
from the occasional location 
filming of outside companies. 
Some of the talent came out 
shaking their heads, wishing they 
had done better. Others came out 
positive they had given their all. 
No matter what the outcome of 
the auditions, everyone agreed 
that they were excited about this 
continuing local project as well 
as having the opportunity to be 
involved in a film casting call. 
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1994-95 LEAD RETREAT!! 


Former Savannah Mayor Thomas 

Gamble once envisioned a junior college for 

his city, and after a lot of hard work and 

several doubtful moments, that vision 

transpired into Armstrong Memorial Junior 

College. The memory of that junior college 

now stands downtown, but Armstrong State 

College, its offspring, carries on the traditions 

of the downtown campus. 

Today Armstrong celebrates its diamond 

jubilee. Over the past sixty years, a lot has 

happened both on and to the Armstrong 
campus, making Armstrong not only a four- 
year unit of the University System of Georgia, 

but also multif ace ted jewel. 

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Piece of History 

Sixty years ago Mayor Thomas Gamble 
campaigned to establish a junior college in Savannah. 
Throughout his campaign, a persisting question was 
where to put the school; Savannah High School and 
the McAlpin House had both been suggested and 
rebuked. The future suddenly appeared bleak. ..But 
several days later, the tables turned. Another location, 
the empty Armstrong House, was discussed. The widow 
of Mr. George F. Armstrong agreed to the idea, and on 
May 27, the Savannah City Council passed the 
ordinance founding Armstrong Memorial Junior 
College. The formal opening of the college was held 
at 11a.m. on Tuesday, September 17, 1935, with 
classes beginning on September 20. We've come a 
long way since 1935, but Armstrong State College has 
never lost sight of its roots. To commemorate the 60th 
anniversary of the founding of Armstrong, Mayor 
Susan Wiener unveiled an historical marker at the 
Armstrong House on Saturday, May 27, 1 995, thereby 
making Armstrong a piece of history. 

(Top) Dr. Robert 
Strozier makes a point 
during the dedication 
of the Armstrong 
House. (Bottom) A 
television crew tapes 
former President Henry 
Ashmore's speech as 
current President 
Robert Burnett looks 




{Top) Together Mayor Susan Wiener, Dr. Robert Strozier and 
President Robert Burnett unveil the historical marker. (Right) 
Armstrong Junior College is now a permanent piece of 
Savannah's history. {Bottom) "Remember when?" 
Armstrong faculty, friends, and alumni reflect on their times 


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Sound Infrastructure 

From Armstrong Junior College 
to Armstrong State College... 168 
students in a downtown residence to 
well-over 5000 students on a 250 acre 
south-side campus, Armstrong has 
grown immensely. To house this 
growth, several new buildings have 
been constructed on campus. The 
Health Professions and Fine Arts 
buildings, dormitories, a new 
bookstore, a new security building, and 
the Sports Center have all helped create 
the sound infrastructure that is 
characteristic of an Armstrong 

{Left) Breaking ground for the 
Fine Arts building. {Below) 
Burt Reynolds dedicates the 
new building. 

{Above) Dormitories under construction. {Right) 
Finally complete, ASC students can now experience 
dorm life. 


When their gym was destroyed by fire in 1947. students 
protested for a new one. 

new Armstrong State Sports Center opened 
uly of 1995. 

Where it all began. The Armstrong House 
became the home of Armstrong Junior College 
on May 27. 1935. 

/or Susan Wiener unveils the Armstrong 
ior College historical plaque. 

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irit ofASC 

Nationally ranked for eight consecutive 
seasons, the Armstrong cheerleaders have 
made two national competition appearances 
in the last two years. The foundation for this 
recognition was poured years ago, before coed 
squads, short skirts, and basket tosses. It is 
based on pride— both in their school and in 
the teams— and it is this sense of pride that 
makes them the spirit of ASC. 


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On Monday, June 7, 1 937, the first elass graduated 
rom Armstrong Junior College. Two years later, 
^resident Lowe announced that 87 AJC graduates were 
ittending 22 different senior colleges and two-thirds of 
hose students were making A's and B's. AJC graduates 
vere doing better than other students at those same 

nstitutions. Students still benefit 
rom an Armstrong education, 
vlany ASC graduates attend law 
chool, medical school and 
graduate programs at major 

Top) Armstrong Junior College's first 
ommencement procession. {Middle) 
Jefore a gymnasium of relatives and 
riends, 1 16 cap and gown clad seniors 
>ecame the first four-year graduates of 
Armstrong State College. (Bottom 
.eft) In 1976 ASC and Savannah State 
rollege held a joint-graduation in 
vhich students meeting the graduation 
equirements at one college receive 
legrees from both. {Bottom Right) 
\SC graduates with the former mace. 



ades of Gray 

The first black student to apply to Armstrong was denied 
admission, but he doesn't hold a grudge. Instead, he wants to 
make a difference— to see black and white blend into a harmonious 
shade of gray. That student, Alfred Owens, is currently the 
Director of Minority Affairs at ASC. The Office of Minority 
Affairs was established July 3, 1986, by President Burnett; its 
task is to further enhance the opportunity at ASC for minority 
students to mainstream into campus life. Due in part to the efforts 
of Minority Affairs, minority students now serve in Student 
Government, as both elected and appointed officials, and minority 
females have been elected Miss ASC and Homecoming Queen. 

Student Government President Joseph Babula talks to the camera. 

994 African-American fashion show. 

First Such Applicant 

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Negro Marine Asks 
To Enter Armstrong 


Staff Writer 

The Crjf Negro applicant in 
Armstrong College's 25-year his- 
tory asked for enroll: \ent Mon- 

Qpl, Alfred Owens. 26-year-old 
Parris Island Marine and native 
Savannahian. applied for admis- 
sion to the evening college. 

Oweni. at 422 W. Ballon lane 
aaid he-wants to attend Arrrtstronj 
rathe than, Savannah State Col 
lege. A J*egro school, because it i. 
closer -to Us home, because h< 
feel* the curriculum offered L 
better, and because attending th< would help him /act 
-the "hurdles" be will encoupte, 
fa his future career. 

Hhi fntiscalar Warine, who in 
tends h> Jbecoroe a minister., sail 
be can walk the 12 blocks from hi 
house to Armstrong but tie wool* 
have to drive about 14 mile: 
Ijrouad trip) to attend Savanna! 

Owens' being accepted. Mrs 
Schmidt said. "I would not like 
to make any statement at this 

Her reasons for not wanting 
to comment, she said, were- the 
; "court's position, "and "wi> must 
• first check his academic back- 

Owens himself said, "I think I'll 
j be accepted." 



Alfred Owens is 
currently the Director 
of Minority Affairs at 
A r m s t r o n g S t a t e 

Bars Negro 
Due To Age 

Nccro Marine Cpl. Alfred Owens 
has boon officially denied admis- 
sion to Armstrong College. 

Owens said Monday night thai 
he has received a 'ettcr from 
Armstrong's assistant registrar. 
Mrs. Nellie Schmidt, saying "Wc 
regret the necessity of rejecting 
your application." 

The school based its decision 
on a "lame duck" 1959 law, re- 
pealed by the. .legislature but as 
y*t -not -signed by Gov. Vandiver. 
which places an a-^e limit on re- 
plicants /or admission to any col- 
lege in the stale's university sys- 
tem, Owens said. 

The law .stales that applicants 
may~TR>t~l5e"" admitted to college 
whose age exceeds 21 'for bache- 
lor's degrees i or 25 'for graduate 
work) unless they can affirma- 
tively demonstrate that' thev 
tfere prohibited from making 
earlier application for admission 
because of military service. 

Owens is 27 and was not pro- 
hibited from enrolling because of 
military service. 


e Faces of Higher Learning 

When Dr. Ashmore took the position of 
President, he made two aims very clear. First, 
the main business of the college was learning 
and teaching, and second, in a short time the 
faculty must be ready to lead students through 
the junior and senior years to a baccalaureate 
degree. The challenges were obviously very 
great. In four years the faculty had to be 
increased to the point at which it would include 
at least thirty per cent holders of doctorates. In 
1964 there was one. When the south-side 
campus opened in January of 1966, forty per 
cent of the faculty held doctorates in their 
teaching fields. ASC's faculty has met and 
surpassed Ashmore's challenges, and thirty 
years later, they continue to go above and 
beyond the call of duty. 

A flash from the past~Dr. Larry Babits dresses up 
his lecture on the American Revolution. 


When faculty meetings were still conducted around a table 

Step right up. Don't miss your chance to dunk Flunkin' Dunca 

Dr. Ozmos Lanier and student ponder the ways of the work 

Who says math can't be fun? 


or the Fun of It 

Originally designed for the non-varsity 
sports participant, intramurals now offers a wide 
range of well-organized activities that can be 
enjoyed by the majority of students. These 
activities, which currently include basketball, flag 
football, golf, pool, Softball, table tennis, and 
volleyball, among other, are a major part of 
campus life. But there is more than just sports- 
oriented activities. Intramurals and Student 
Activities cosponsor Beach Bash, a fun-filled day 
of beach festivities atTybee Island, in the spring. 

The Loafers— 1954 Men's Intramural Team 

Beach Bash is co-sponsored by the Intramural 
Department and Student Activities. 

Head-over-heels in love with intramural football. 


Please, don't hit me with that bat! I like the way my 
ace looks. 

Slate "Air" Williams goes up for the rebound. 

Ready, set. spike. 


ings y Cowboys, and Others 

Ernest A. Lowe was appointed Dean of Armstrong 
Junior College on June 20, 1935; he became President in 
December of that same year. One of Lowe's first tasks as Dean 
was to appoint his faculty. To teach social science, he chose Mr. 
J. Thomas Askew. Askew would later become Armstrong's 
second president. The third president, Foreman Hawes, 
followed in Lowe's footsteps by first serving as the dean. 
Hawes was President for 28 years. Dr. Henry Ashmore replaced 
Hawes on July 1, 1964. It was Ashmore who brought the 
campus to the south-side. When Ashmore retired in 1982, Vice- 
President Dr. Robert Burnett was appointed acting President. 

President Ernest S. Lowe 

President J. Thomas Askew 

President F. M. Hawes 



President Henry L. Ashmore 

Students liked Ashmore, proclaiming January 8, 
1979, King Lud Day. Retiring after 18 years as 
president, the student body said good-bye to 
their king in 1982. 

Current President Robert A. Burnett became acting President in 
1982. He delivered his inaugural address on April 19, 1985. 

Buffalo Bob? 


Lengthy Process 

Cecil R. Reinstein was the first 
student to register at Armstrong Junior 
College. He was quickly followed by 78 
others in two days of a trial registration. 
Trial registration has since been replaced 
by preregistration and the Banner system, 
a computerized registration program. Even 
with technology, the trials and tribulations 
of registration can be overwhelming, so 
CHAOS was founded to assist first-time 
Freshmen with registration. Although 
attempts have been made to simplify 
registration, the first week of classes greets 
students with long, slow-moving lines. 


Registration in the 1950s. 

Registration was held in the gymnasium (now the Aquatics and 
Recreation Center) during the 1960s. 

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Oh, the joys of registration! 
When enrollment increased, 
registration was moved to the 
Fine Arts building. 


This picture, taken in 
1976, proves that inflation 
has taken a toll on campus 



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CHAOS leaders help in- 
coming Freshmen with 

Public Image 

As a public institution, 
Armstrong has a duty to inform the 
public of campus happenings. The 
school does this by posting signs in 
various locations throughout the city. 
Through the years, bulletin boards 
have carried this information, but 
technology has recently changed the 
public image. An electronic sign was 
erected on Abercorn Extension in the 
Fall of 1994. In sharp contrast to the 
concrete welcoming signs on 
campus, this sign now stands as a 
symbol of Armstrong's move into the 
twenty-first century. 





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(Top) The gate and sign that welcomed 
students to the Armstrong Junior 
College downtown campus. (Left) The 
downtown campus has become a thing 
of the past since the move to the 
southside. As indicated by the historical 
marker placed there on May 25, 1995, 
it is a piece of history. 

Savannah on the move. This sign 
was the forerunner of the southside 

Technology has taken over. In 
the fall of 1994, an electronic 
sign was erected at the corner of 
Abercorn Extension and Middle 
Ground Road. 

%\ Armstrong State College 



Placed in front of the 
Administration Building when the 
campus opened in January 1966. 
this sign still greets today's 

e Field of Competition 

Armstrong has a rich tradition 
in sports. From tennis to basketball, 
ASC has never lost its spark on the 
court. A powerhouse in tennis during 
the 1 930s, the 1 995 men's and women's 
tennis teams volleyed their way to 
national championship competition 
with the women bringing home a 
national championship. After winning 
the 1938 Junior College State 
Championship, men's basketball was 
discontinued during the war years, but 
that didn't affect the school's tradition. 
The 1970s brought the legends of Sam 
Berry and Ike Williams, and in 1995, 
the men's team played in the first and 
second rounds of the nationa 
championship. On May 27, 1995, two 
former coaches and six former players 
became the first Armstrong State Hall 
of Fame inductees for their pioneering 
efforts in ASC sports. 

Football-- 1939 

ASC fielded a Softball team from 1977 
to 1986. 

First post-war basketball team- 1947 

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(L ro R) Former coach Bill Alexander 
and his former players Sam Berry and 
Ike Williams were inducted into the 
Armstrong State Hall of Fame on May 
27, 1995. 


Sam Berry takes it to the hoop in 1974 
game against Savannah State. Berry 
played forward at ASC from 1 97 1 - 1 976. 

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cross Campus 

From its beginnings, Armstrong faced an 
unusual situation; many of the first year students were 
somewhat older than the typical college freshman. The 
maturity and eagerness of these students made itself 
felt, but it didn't hinder the college life-style. 
Following World War II, Armstrong students dreamed 
up a Sadie Hawkins Day. However, numerous 
complaints from the neighbors about the scanty 
costumes of the young ladies caused the celebration to 
be changed to Pioneer Day marked by wild and wooly 
clothing and shoot-'em-up madness. Pioneer Day was 
later replaced by the Luau. Today, Armstrong students 
participate in Homecoming Week festivities, Beach 
Bash, and various activities sponsored by the Student 
Government Association. When students aren't 
involved in a campus-sponsored activity, they can be 
found sitting around the fountain talking with friends 
or taking advantage of the many festivals and concerts 
Savannah offers throughout the year. 

Just hangin' around on campus. 

The good ole' days. 

The hangout for 1950s Armstrong students. 

Stick 'em up or I'll shoot! This student 
paticipates in a 1960s Pioneer Day. 

(Bottom) The 1 960s invaded campus on 
a musical note. 

1974— The year of the streaker 

The natives are restless. 





Damn. I'm aood! 

e Show Must Go On 

When the Savannah Playhouse first opened, it was 
the only theatre of its kind. The Playhouse was a 
community theatre program that also doubled as a hands- 
on speech program. Under the direction of Stacy Keach, 
the early years of the Playhouse were very successful. 
The war years, however, took their toll on the theatre. 
Due to gasoline restriction and other wartime rationings, 
the Playhouse was closed for the duration of the war. In 
1950 the college closed the community theatre, the 
Savannah Playhouse, and created a drama program for 
students only, known as the Masquers. Over the years 
the Masquers have produced an amazing variety of 
productions ranging from light comedy to modern 
experimental theatre and many of the great Broadway 

The light board and spider web dimmer box 
in the Savannah Playhouse. 

A scene from the 1 975 production of "Medea". 

A scene from "The Glass Menagerie." 

A lot of work goes into a production before 
opening night. Director John Suchower blocks a 
scene of his production. 

"Making up" his character for a 
1970s Masquers' production. 

Renee Hutson and Mary Hook in the 1995 
production of "Steel Magnolias". ( Renee, you 
look like you really do belong with the 

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March 24. 1942 

To the Students of Armstrong Junior College: 

It has bean cur fortune to be thrown together 
here at the Junior College during ono of the momentous 
years of world hlitory. I feel that your conduct has 
been exemplary aa you have neither been guilty of 
hysteria nor apathy. Most of you are taking your work 
nore seriously* and th&t is one of the finest contribu- 
tions you can possibly raake to the war effort. 

A hasty check reveals that approximately eighty 
former students are participating in the war through the 
military services of the United States. A large number 
of this group have received their commissions, or are 
studying for their commissions. Specialists as well as 
soldiers are needed, and here again Armstrong Is doing 
its part by training students In basic college work. 

Kany more of us will be called to serve our country 
In the months to ccane— women as well as iwn. I feel 
certain that the Armstrong crowd will serve their 
country Just a little better than they would have if 
they had never known Armstrong, 

Cordial Ir^youra 

flZ<fi«Jte /td&S 

J. Thomas Askew, 


All wars aren't fought on a battlefield. This student 
protests the United States involvement in the Vietnam 

Arthur Davis (L), John G. Davis, Jr. (C), and Bunny 
Mulligan (/?) were Armstrong Junior College's first 
victims of World War II. 

Iraqi President Saddam Hussein invaded Kuwait 
in August 1 990, forcing the United States into war 
on January 16, 1991. 

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APRIL. 1947 

From This... 

To This... 

And This... 



To This (?)... 

This is Armstrong State College. 


Official Name 

Armstrong Memorial Junior College Armstrong State College 

President of the College 

Dr. Robert A. Burnett 

Ernest A. Lowe 

$100 per year 



Chick Shiver 


Cost of Tuition 

$541 per quarter 

Full-Time Faculty 




Director of Athletics 

Dr. Roger Counsil 



Director of Savannah Playhouse/Masquers 

Stacy Keach Dr. Peter Mellen 

'Geechee Editor 

Hinckly Murphy Annette Logue 

Inkwell Editor 

Robert McCuen Annette Logue 

In the past sixty years, Armstrong students have 

experienced more than just campus changes. 

They have seen the face of the world change 

many times... 



May 27 

Armstrong Memorial Junior 

College founded 

Social Security enacted 

Louisiana Senator Huey Long 








Nazis enter Rhineland 

Aryan images hanging over 
Berlin don't stop African- 
American athlete Jesse Owens 
from winning four Olympic 
gold metals in track and field 


Du Pont patents a new thread, 

Hindenburg blows up 

Amelia Earhart lost at sea on 
round-world flight 


Hitler promotes himself to 
military chief 

"Our Town", new play by 
Thornton Wilder, opens in New 

Minimum wage set at 40 cents 
an hour 

Americans panic over H.G. 
Welles' scary radio show "The 
War of the Worlds" 



Lou Gehrig bids farewell to NY 


"Wizard of Oz" premieres 

Nazis invade Poland; Britain and 

France declare war on Germany 

"Gone With the Wind" opens to 


Dorothy and Toto 
from "The Wizard of 

Rhett Butler and 
Scarlet O'Hare from 
"Gone With the 


President Roosevelt and the two Houses of Congress— "I ask that the 
Congress declare. ..a state of war." 

The final scene from "Casablanca." 




Henry Fonda stars in "The 

Grapes of Wrath" 

Disney's "Pinocchio" premieres 

German troops parade through 

4 October 

First draft number drawn in U.S. 

Nazis hit British cities 



"Citizen Kane" is Welles' 


Jews in Germany must wear Star 

of David 

Japanese devastate U.S. naval 

base at Pearl Harbor; U.S. 

declares war on Japan 



U.S. interns 100.000 Japanese- 

Gas is rationed: No joy in 







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German armj gives m at 

Canned food, shoes rationed in 

"Casablanca" premieres 


Nazis planning to breed An an 

General MacArthur begins drive 
through Pacific islands 

Reich beavil) bombed 

Allied forces land in great 
strength in Normandi 









Auschwitz is liberated 

Marines raise American Hag 
over Iwo lima 

Roosevelt dies on the eve of 
victory; Harry S. Truman 
assumes the presidency; Hitler 
commits suicide in Berlin 

Germans surrender 

United Nations formed 

Atomic bombs destroy 
Hiroshima and Nagasaki: lapan 
surrenders: War is ended all over 
the world 



United Nations holds first 

IBM introduces electronic 



Henry Ford, who put us all on 
wheels, dies 

2.5 million students go to 
college, half ex-GIs 



Mahatma Gandhi is assassinated 

State of Israel comes into 


Draft act for men 19 to 25 

becomes law 

Babe Ruth dies 

"Dewey Defeats Truman": 

Anxious to get the scoop. 

"Chicago Trib" runs a story that 

Truman proves false 



RCA introduces a 45 rpm record 

The Big Three, (L to R) Winston Churchill, Franklin Roosevelt, and Josef 
Stalin, at the Yalta Conference prior to V-E Day. 

Mahatma Gandhi, known for his passive resistance, was assassinated 
in January of 1948. 


RCA made a 3-color television in 1950. 

John F. Kennedy and Jacqueline Bouvier wed in the Fall of 1953. 









First one-piece windshield made 
for Cadillac 

RCA makes 3-color television 
picture lube 

North Korea Red invades South 

U.S. forces see action lor the 
first time in Korea 


U.S. presidency is limited to two 


Television, like auto, changing 
social scene 

CBS begins network color 


Average yearly paj SI 436: "The 

Catcher in the Rye" an instant 

success for J.D. Salinger 

Truce reached and lines draw n in 




New York City posts first Don't 

Walk" signs; F.lizabeh II 

crowned in England 

GM offering cars with air 




Wedding of the decade: 
John F. Kennedy-Jacqueline 
Bou\ ier 



Joe DiMaggio weds Marilyn 


Fro/en food sales exceed SI 
billion: Reports link lung cancer 
and cigarette smoking 

Rig Bang Theory introduced 





Winston Churchill retires as 

British Prime Minister: Eccentric 

genius Albert Einstein dies 


Disneyland opens 


lames Dean, idol of youth, is 

killed: Mouseketeers premieres 



African-Americans boycott 

buses; University of Alabama 

ordered to accept African- 



Bus lines are integrated 


Elvis the Pelvis gains record 

television audience; Egyptians 

operating Suez Canal, war 



Under U.N. pressure, Suez 

operation is ended 



Suez Canal partly open, clearing 

goes on 


Sputnik launching surprises the 

world; Dr. Seuss appears 



America's Explorer I satellite is 



Elvis is now just U.S. 53310761 

in Army 



Fidel Castro's forces conquer 

Cuba: Alaska becomes 49th and 

largest state 


Rock and rollers Buddy Holly, 

J. P. "Big Bopper" Richardson. 

and Richie Valens die in plane 


Hawaii formally proclaimed 50th 


"I only hope that we never lose sight of one 
thing... that it all started with a mouse." Walt Disney 
comments on the opening of Disneyland. 







Hawaii was formally proclaimed the 50th state in August of 1 959. 


Marilyn Monroe commited suicide in 1962. 




Senator John Kenned) to seek 
1 February 

Negro sit-ins integrate lunch 


Kennedy elected by narrow 


Birth control pill to go on sale in 



Soviet Union puts first man in 
space: Bay of Pigs landing in 
Cuba is fiasco 

The Beatles invaded America in 1964. 




First American astronaut Alan 
Shepard in space for 15 minutes 

Gus Grissom follows Alan 
Shepard into space 

Berlin cut in two by Communist 


John Glenn is first American to 
orbit earth: RFK says U.S. staj s 
until Viet Cong beaten 

Marilyn, beautiful but damned, 
kills herself 

Cuban missile crisis: The week 
that shook the world 



The Rock. Alcatra/. no longer a 


Martin Luther King: "I have a 


John F. Kenned) shot in Dallas: 

Moments of sheer terror 

recorded in amateur mo\ ic 



Beatles invade America 

LBJ signs Civil Rights Act 










Nat King Cole, the sweet singer, 

U.S. forces authorized to fight in 

Johnson signs Medicare into 

Race riots rage in Watts for five 


U.S. deaths exceed Vietnamese 
for first time 

Opposition to Vietnam War 
keeps growing 

Walt Disney dies 



Virgil "Gus" Grissom, Edward 
White II, Roger Chaffee killed 
on launch pad; U.S. suffers 
highest weekly casualties 


Elvis and Priscilla tie the knot in 


U.S. on offensive in Vietnam 



Haight-Ashbury is hippie haven 

Martin Luther King, Jr. killed 

Bobby Kennedy assassinated 




Nixon orders 25,000 out of 
'Nam, plans more 

Mankind makes its greatest leap: 
To the moon 


Thousands overwhelm 
Woodstock festival 

250.000 war protesters march in 

A legacy of love and anger. At the funeral parlor in Memphis, one among 
the thousands of unknown admirers who trooped by Dr. Martin Luther 
King's coffin pays a last tribute. 

Democratic Presidential Candidate 
Bobby Kennedy was assassinated in 
June of 1969. 


The fighting in Vietnam continued. 




Paul McCartney splits, breaking 
up Beatles 

President Richard Nixon resigned after the Watenzate Scandal. 

Kent Slate shootings shock the 


Drugs finish Jimi Hendrix. rock 


Janis Joplin tails victim to drugs 



Study shows one-third of U.S. 

students tried pot 

Disney World opens 

London Bridge moves to 




Five burglars caught in 

Watergate offices; Death penult) 

ruled unconstitutional 

Arabs massacre 1 1 Israeli 


U.S. on offensive in Vietnam 




U.S. agrees to stop fighting in 


Indians seize Wounded Knee and 


United States ends war role in 




Gasoline shortage gets worse 

Nixon named co-con spirator in 


Hank Aaron hits 715th homer. 

besting Ruth 

Nixon quits, first President to do 

so: Ford assumes presidency 









Audiences scream as movie 
"Jaws" is shown 

Ford declares end to Vietnam 

T-shirts latest fad 


World spends $300 billion a year 
on arms 

Nation has a glorious 200th 



Air is alive with the sound of CB 


Wrigley dies but his gum sticks 


Elvis Presley, singer and cult 
figure, is dead; VW is phasing 
out Bug in U.S. 


Tractors and trucks roll through 
D.C. in farm protest; Travolta 
struts across the floor in 
"Saturday Night Fever" 



First test-tube baby is born in 


New Pope. John Paul II, is first 
non-Italian in 455 years 


Norman Rockwell, nation's 
favorite illustrator, dies 



Mrs. Thatcher first British 
woman Premier 

The Duke is dead: John Wayne, 

star of great westerns, dies of 


Angered by U.S., Iran seizes 


Russians invade Afghanistan 

Elvis Presley was 
found dead from an 
apparent heart attack 
on August 16, 1977. 

John Wayne died of 
cancer in June of 
1979, not long after 
shooting his last 
film/The Shootist." 


Charles and Diana wed in royal splendor in July of 1 98 1 

John Belushi (L), known for his portrayal of "The Blues Brothers" 
with Dan Akroyd (/?), died from a drug overdose in 1982. 




Carter tells athletes we'll skip 

Olympics; Mount St. Helens 

spews out steam and ash 

Fatal Toxic Shock linked to 


John Lennon taken from this life 

by fanatic 



Iran releases hostages 










Reagan gravely wounded by 

Columbia launched on first 
shuttle flight 

Assassin wounds Pope at St. 

Charles and Diana wed in royal 
splendor; First woman named to 
Supreme Court; AIDS, a nou 
plague, identified first time 


John Belushi dies of drug 

Tylenol taken off market after 
eisht killed 


Reagan proposes Star Wars 
defense plan 


Up to 350.0OOmay be homeless 
in U.S. 

Average home price now over 
SI 00.000; Movies to have new 
rating for under- 13s 

Mondale chooses Geraldine 
Ferraro as VP candidate; Nude 
pictures cause Miss America to 
quit: U.S. Gymnast Mary Lou 
Retton scores perfect ten on 
\ault. brines home sold 





Gorbachev chosen to lead Soviet 


Coke introduces new formula 


Divers find Titanic's wreck after 
73 years; Pete Rose nailed 
4192nd career hit breaking Ty 
Cobb's 57 year-old record 



Challenger explodes as horrified 
nation watches 




Miss Liberty feted on 100th 
birthday; Andy and Fergie wed 
in West Minster Abbey; Classic- 
Coke a hit, New Coke falls flat 


Jim Bakker quits ministry, faces 
sexual charges: Judge awards 
Baby M to biological father 

Ex-hippies Ben and Jerry 
become ice cream tycoons 

California hit by 'quake; Jessica 
McClure, child in well, saved 



Unemployment at 8-year low; 

Aspirin tablets protect heart 

First shuttle mission since 

Challenger is successful 

270 killed when bomb destroys 

Pan Am flight 103 over 

Lockerbie, Scotland 



Death toll from smoking rises 

Japanese Emperor Hirohito dies 

Huge Exxon Valdez oil spill 

fouls Alaskan waters 

Pete Rose banned from baseball 

East Germany opens Berlin Wall 

Christa McAuliffe (Q prepares to board the space shuttle Challenger 
for the Teacher in Space program. 

73 seconds into flight, the Challenger exploded, killing all 7 
astronauts on board. 


U.S. troops were sent to the Middle East when Saddam 
Hussein invaded Kuwait. Our boys saw action when 
Operation Desert Shield escalated to Operation Desert Storm 
on January 16, 1991. 

After Gary Larson retired his cartoon in 1994. this cartoon paid 

homage to'The Far Side". 







Crises m Soviet Republics 

AIDS epidemic seen at its peak; 
Aspirin found effect against 

Tuna canners act to protect 
dolphins; AIDS takes life of 
18 year old victim Ryan While 

Jim Henson. creator of Yluppets. 

Germany unites after 45 years 



U.S. troops tight in Gulf War 

Unemployment at 4-year high 

U.S. students do poorly in math 


Access to Dead Sea Scrolls 

opened: Dr. Seuss (Theodor 

Seuss Geisel) dies) 


Crystal Clear Pepsi is 
introduced: The end of an era- 
Magic Johnson and Larry Bird 
retire from basketball: The 
Olympic Dream Team captures 
gold in Barcelona 


The Who's 1960s rock opera 
"Tommy'' debuts as a Broadway 
musical: Shannen Doherty, 
"Brenda Walsh", leaves "Beverij 
Hills. 90210" after much 
negative publicity 



Lorena Bobbin cuts off her 
husband's masculinity 

Gary Larson retires dailj 
syndicated cartoon The Far 
Side"; Michael Jordan replaces 
Nikes w ith pail of baseball cleats 

Nicole Brown Simpson 



Japan's worst earthquake since 
1923 ravages the country. 


Did he or didn't he? The O.J. 
Trial begins. 


U.S. astronaut joins the crew 
of Russia's Mir space station. 


Major League baseball is back, 
but it's not business as usual. 


Armstrong State College 
celebrates 60th anniversary. 

Return of killer Ebola virus 
makes Zaire, Africa a hot zone. 


Shot from the sky, Captain 
Scott O'Grady spent six 
agonizing days hiding from 
Serb snipers in the Bosnian 



No one knows what the future holds, but one thing 

is for certain. Armstrong students will always take 

dead aim on the future. 


One Final Look Around 


Studying and Cafeteria Food. One of the many memories that never changes! 

The law of gravit) states that if you hit a pool ball 

with the velocity of 3 time its weight and concentrate 

really hard you may hit it in the pocket. 


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Shawn Kelshaw 

reprinted from the 1 995 Calliope 


Age to Age 

My life at times must yield its plan to age; 

To others in a curtsy I must bend. 
And I must read from someone else's page 

In childhood I see elders take the stage: 

An older father, crippled aunt to tend; 

My life at times must yield to plan to age. 

To move a table, chest or bed I wage 

A losing war—no change can I defend, 

And I must read from someone else's page 

Grown, a tangled vacuum cord brings rage 
As by my tiny children's cries I'm penned; 
My life at times must yield its plan to age. 

As children leave, my parent I engage 

Returning; no time for lunch with husband-friend; 

And I must read from someone else's page. 

When I am old I must myself assuage 

As I on children's arms or minds depend. 

My life at times must yield its plan to age, 

And I must read from someone else's page. 

Jean O Hattle 

reprinted from the 1995 Calliope 


Notes from the Staff 

So, people are actually reading what I have to 

say. Cool. Now I don't have to whine anymore about 

nobody ever listening to me. When Annette told me 

of the state of the Yearbook, I said, "Sure, I can help 

out a bit.." Those magic words which are uttered 

only under severe mental duress. Anyway, God has 

somehow helped all of us through this last couple 

months, and by the time all of you ASC students out 

there have read this, we shall probably have forgotten 

most of the pain and anguish. NOT! I mostly have 

to thank Thurston, the love of my life, for all of the 

support over the last couple months, and for putting 

up with me following my returns home after those 

late-night sessions. And for all of those food and 

chocolate runs which have helped me to endure. God 

Bless the Caffinated Drink and Chocolate producing 

companies of the world. Hey Pam! Look out! I've 

got a sugar High! 

Michelle Cook 

I ever have to do this again, there had better be great 
benefits.. all the coffee I can drink or something like that. 
TO Professor Fox's Spring 7 am ENG 025 class, re- 
member this one thing: Never, Never, Never, put com- 
mas, where they are, not needed. Hope everyone passed 
the Regents. This year was filled with some of the best 
memories of my life. To my nephew Billy: Remember 
that Grandpa keeps the candy in the cabinet above the 
dishwasher, Grandma keeps the cookies in the cabinet 
above the bread drawer, when you are old enough to 
really name your kitten, you can't name it ugly cat. But 


most of all, I love you very much. To Ducky if you have 
to do something productive with your life you might as 
well start small and work your way up the ladder. Right 
now your are only a quarter of the way there. But at this 
rate, I figure you have about 50 or 60 years to go. KIA 
Commercials are really annoying DUDE!!! Thanks to 
Jeff Hall for a break no-one else could have given me. If 
you hate work pass it on to someone else, your boss will 
think you're a born leader. 

Eileen Sanders 

It's finally finished! With all of the computer 
problems, picture searches, and telephone calls, I never 
thought I'd see the day, but now that the book is in print, 
the feeling of accomplishment is astounding. The tears 
swell in my eyes and in the distance I hear the ASC fight 
song (Do we really have such a thing?). 

Honestly though, I am proud to be a staff member of 
the 60th anniversary edition of the 'Geechee. I learned a 
lot about the rich history of our school and am pleased to 
know that I am helping carry on the Armstong tradition. 
However, my historical knowledge of ASC and my layout 
would have been impossible without Dr. Janet Stone and 
my father, Darrell Stephens. I will be eternally greatful to 
both of them. 

I hope you have enjoyed your stroll through 
Armstrong's history as much as I have enjoyed mine. 

Pamela J. Stephens 

Notes from the Staff 






Annette Logue 

Assistant Editors 



60th Anniversary 

Campus Life 


Eileen Sanders 

Michelle Cook 

Pam Stephens 

Beverly English 

Ben Baker 


Dion Couch 
Beverly English 

Ben Baker 
Michelle Cook 




From the Desk of the Editor 

Dear Students, 

Last year, I applied for the position of Editor for The 'Geechee. After 
my book was completed and out for your inspection, I felt total relief. I 
swore that I would never again attempt anything so enormous. 

Wrong! ! I received a phone call this year from Al Harris, asking me to 
come in and get the yearbook out. For various reasons, none of the 240 
pages had been sent to the publisher. I walked in and really began to feel my 
adrenaline pumping or maybe it was my common sense telling me to run. 
During my six months in this office, I have attempted to put out a 240 page 
yearbook and two issues of The Inkwell. 

I would like to apologize to the organizations that sent in pictures to 
the previous editor. My staff and I looked everywhere for them and could 
not find them. So please for the 95-96 year book have your pictures made 
early and send all photos in with either captions or at least identified. We 
have some pictures that we've found but have no idea who they are and what 
organizations they belong to. 

Doing this job two years in a row has proven to me that either I am a 
glutton for punishment, completely insane, or I am capable of monumental 
tasks. When I get out of Georgia Regional Mental Hospital, I'll recount my 
stay in the Inkwell. 

I would like to thank Michelle Cook, Dion Couch, Beverly English, 
Elizabeth Harper, Al Harris, Eileen Sanders, Pam Stephens, and Darryl 
Stephens for all their help and contributions to this yearbook. With out you 
all, these pages would still be in the computer completely blank. 

Again, I would like to thank my children for believing in me and 
remember always, Mommy loves you very much. 

To the students, thank you for giving me the opportunity to leave my 
name on the roll of Armstrong State College Editors-in-chiefs once again. 


Annette Logue 
1995 'Geechee